Memorials in Dudley and what you should look for in a local stonemason

Deciding on a fitting memorial can be a real challenge at a difficult time. 

On the one hand, friends and relatives may have different opinions when it comes to the design of the memorial. On the other hand, certain rules and regulations may put restrictions on what can and what cannot be put in place. 

There is also the pressure that comes with choosing a long-lasting tribute to a loved one, ensuring it stands the test of time for future generations. 

For all these reasons, it is essential to work with only the best and most experienced of stonemasons – a professional service that will not only realise your vision but also be on hand to provide advice and a friendly face should you need to ask a question.  

Availability and accessibility 

The first stage in choosing a memorial will be a discussion about your preferences in terms of design, wording and materials. Certain local cemetery management regulations may need to be observed but an experienced stonemason should be able to answer any queries you may have to put your mind at ease or to guide you through alternative options if sensitive measures are required. 

It might help to arrange a face-to-face visit so you can get a better idea of what a memorial could look like. The Davis Memorials showroom is a welcoming space, where we encourage people to drop by and discuss their requirements. If you can’t make it in person, you can always download our brochure to browse the options or pick up the phone and talk to a member of the team. 

Professional skills and experience 

Stonemasonry is both a creative and practical profession, requiring a great deal of training over many years. 

A good stonemason should, therefore, be happy to share examples of past work so you can be sure of what to expect. Here at Davis Memorials, we have an extensive portfolio which are available for our visitors to look at. 

A caring listening ear 

Certain qualities just can’t be taught. No matter how long a stonemason has spent training, if they fail to show empathy and compassion then they probably won’t be the right fit for you. Complete understanding and a comfortable easiness between you is important. 

Never feel under pressure to accept a design that you’re not completely confident in, or a price that makes you uncomfortable. The best memorial companies should respect that you may need some time to come to a decision and not force you to sign on the dotted line straightaway. 

Contact us to discuss your memorial in Dudley

If you would like to make an enquiry about memorials in Dudley, you can complete our contact form online or call our friendly and experienced team on 01384 566 958. Pop down to our office to talk in person about a personal memorial, we are more than happy to help and to talk you through the legalities to be aware of and the commemorative options.