If you’re looking for something simple, durable, and cost effective, the choice of a memorial plaque is a great option. Made of granite or bronze, these plaques are put together and inscribed with quality precision. Working with our experienced masonry team, you can design a plaque which fits your preferences and needs.
This guide will offer some advice in some important areas relating to design, inscriptions, traditions, and pricing.
Speak with our masons and let them know what you’re looking for.
Our masons will provide advice on what options are available and suggest the best for your needs.
We’ll send you an online quote and timeframe from ordering to installation.
More than likely, you will be placing one of these plaques on an existing grave. There are three options for what you can place on the headstone.
If located in Sydney, our team of masons can safely install and fit the plaque at the cemetery. Listed below are some of the main cemeteries we operate in. If your cemetery is not on the list, please enquire with us to see if we can accommodate you.
A lot of older cemetery plaques (Usually made of marble) have eroded and are no longer readable. In this case, the best advice would be to replace it with a new plaque that’s going to last.
Below is a typical example of what happens to a marble plaque that has weathered in the cemetery.
In the above case, our team of masons replaced the old plaque with a new granite plaque. And because granite is a superior material for outdoors and the writing is ‘natural’, the memorial is going to last.
Engraving Options: You have a number of choices when it comes to how you inscribe. “Cut-in” and “Raised” lettering are both natural options which don’t require any maintenance over time.
Gold leaf and other paint options are very elegant choices, but you will need to maintain them over time. Gold leaf tends to last around 25 years, while paint options approximately 10-15 years.
For more information in engraving, take a look at our inscription guide.
Writing: There’s limited space on a plaque so your message needs to be quite brief. A typical inscription would include:
If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, be sure to read our ideas for inscription section.