Our Memorial Bolting System
After the lettering and any design have been applied, the headstone is placed upside down on the trolley. Stainless steel threaded dowels, 150mm x 16mm, are set into the fixing holes with specialist resin. Spacer tape then applied to the edge of the headstone.
Bases are prepared for flower containers and anchor holes by diamond coring with the appropriate size core drill.
This base has been prepared with two 90mm holes for flower containers a 28mm centre hole for our NAMM approved ground anchor system. Left and right of centre hole are two 20mm holes to allow the dowels through and a 50mm rebated hole to allow for the washer and nut.
The headstone is set in position and the base offered up.
With the base now in position the nuts and washers are added.
The nuts are now torqued to 65lb/ft for a secure cement free fixing.
The memorial is now ready to be installed in the cemetery.
Secure Fitting Of Your Memorial
The stainless steel ground anchor tube is then inserted through the pre-cast hole in the foundation.
The tube is driven down through the ground as far as the locating pegs on the tube will allow.
The peg section is then inserted into the hollow tube and now protrudes 75mm above the foundation level.
The memorial is then positioned so that the pre-drilled hole in the memorial base aligns with the protruding peg.
The adhesive is injected either side of the wooden blocks and spacers are positioned to help the adhesive cure and allow future removal if required.
The wooden blocks are removed and the memorial lowered into position.
The finished memorial shown below fitted using our cement free fixing system.
Hand cut letters are matched by our skilled in-house letter cutter.
Seen here cutting an additional inscription to the right hand page of a granite memorial with book design.
After this insription is cut the letters will be gilded using gold leaf to match the existing inscription.