Why Choose a Direct Cremation?

A direct cremation is a contemporary choice for families who do not want a traditional funeral service. It offers a low cost funeral with a respectful farewell in a simple and fuss-free way. Many families choose to hold a separate memorial event or celebration to commemorate the life of the person who has passed away at a more familiar or poignant location. Although the service does not have the traditional elements such as an officiant, procession, limousines or pallbearers, it does not compromise on the exceptional standards of care that you and your loved one will receive. Direct Cremation is the least expensive option as it does not allow for embalming, viewing of the deceased, the funeral service or additional transportation.

For £1,495.00 we will :


Using our own uniformed staff and specialised vehicles transfer your loved one into our care from a Hospital, Coroners or another Funeral Directors.


Provide care at one of our own Care Centres.


Prepare the body for the coffin in a respectful and dignified manner.


Provide a quality English style coffin with handles and name plate.


Place any personal items you send us in the coffin (please ask for guidance).


Transfer to our preferred partner Crematorium


If requested, advise you of the date of the cremation.


Provide telephone and/or email support to complete all required paperwork.


You may also visit us at any of our local branches to discuss this service.


Give advice and help if a DSS claim is to be made.


Return the cremated remains to you within twenty-eight days of the cremation (or earlier for an additional cost).


If preferred we will scatter the ashes in the Garden of Rest and also let you know the final resting place if you so desire.


Our dedicated Direct Cremation team can be contacted on 0208 719 0910 or via our contact us page

Please note - Doctor's fees for the paperwork to allow the cremation to proceed are an additional charge as they are usually not payable if the death has been reported to the local Coroner. If required, they will increase the cost by £82.00. 

Although probably not in the forefront of your mind when considering a Direct Cremation, it may be worth noting that this type of service is 68% cheaper than the national average for a crematorium funeral, (Source: SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2018), and some £800 less than even our most basic attended funeral service.

Want to Pre-Plan and pay in Installments?

Although you are welcome to visit one of our branches we can email or post all paperwork to you and we will provide full support to ensure that you are able to complete necessary forms accurately and quickly. We will pre-fill most for you leaving just a few signatures.

A separate service can be uplifting

You can, if you wish, organise a farewell at a venue which reflects your loved ones tastes or personality.

Getting involved in making the arrangements yourself can make the send-off more special and the pressure of time is removed so you can make sure everyone important can attend.

A simple arrangement for individual circumstances

A Direct Cremation is a modern service without the usual black hearse and sombre mourners, leaving family members to celebrate their loved ones life at a time and place to suit - perhaps in a special place or at a significant time of year. The possibilities are endless.

Perfect for Solicitors who have been tasked with arranging a funeral at the lowest possible cost. We cover the whole of the UK with our fleet of removal vehicles tracked on all of their journeys.

Our dedicated Direct Cremation team can be contacted on 0208 719 0910 or via our contact us page

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