Listed below are these useful contact details from Steps 1-5
- Two online independent undertakers in the south-east of England
- National low-cost online undertaker
- Salvation Army headquarters
- Humanist headquarters
- Celebrant headquarters
- Three coffin companies who deliver throughout UK
- A cardboard coffin company who deliver throughout UK
- Van service to transport a decorated coffin to an undertaker
- Biodegradable urns – Handmade bespoke urns
- The Natural Death Centre – A list of natural burial sites
- Grave digging service –Nationwide grave digging service
- Funeral plans – To compare funeral plans
- Environment Agency – To enquire about home burial regulations
Low-cost independent undertakers
TDM Funeral Services operate throughout a large area of the south-east of England such as:
Kent, Essex, Surrey, East Sussex and London.
I can personally recommend them, very friendly, professional and very helpful. An excellent service.
TDM Funeral Services
Tel: + 44(0)1304 278105
They can also add special services to fully personalise a funeral.
- Dove or balloon release
- Specially-created memorial video
- Order of service sheets
- Musical tributes, such as bands or choirs
- A range of coffins and caskets
- Floral tribute hire
- Family limousine
- Motor, motorbike or horse-drawn hearse
BB Funerals cover all of the UK for a Direct Cremation. They also cover a huge area from Sussex up to Nottingham for their Classic Funeral.
16-18 Church Hill Road
Tel: + 44(0)20 8441 6062
Mob: + 44(0)7538 276130
A national low-cost undertaker
If TDM or BB cannot cover your area then this company covers all of the UK for low-cost funerals.
Please also see Funeral Plan Market under Compare Funeral Plans as they offer a direct cremation for £999 including return of ashes.
Low Cost Funeral Limited – Through Memoria
The Pool House
Tel: + 44(0)800 862 0150
To book a Salvation Army officer
101 Newington Causeway
Tel: + 44(0)20 7367 4500
To book a Humanist
39 Moreland Street
To find a Humanist in your area
Tel: + 44(0)20 7324 3060
To book a Celebrant
If you are planning a natural burial always check with the natural burial site that the coffin you are thinking of purchasing is allowed. If the deceased has been embalmed you should also check if this is accepted at a natural burial site.
Compare the Coffin
Tel: + 44(0)800 690 6513
Feet First Coffins manufacture the coffins.
Feet First Coffins
Telephone:+ 44(0)1908 506768
Mobile:+ 44(0)7971 600515
Abbey Coffins also manufacture the coffins, but only use reclaimed timber.
Tel: + 44(0)1297 34449
Cardboard coffin supplier:
Cardboard Coffin Company
Tel: + 44(0)2920 098979
Van transport service
To transport the empty decorated coffin to the undertaker.
5-17 Hammersmith Grove
Tel: + 44(0)20 3872 3050
For handmade bespoke biodegradable urns.
Tel: + 44(0)1379 677344
The Natural Death Centre
For a list of natural burial sites.
Natural Death Centre
In The Hill House
Tel: + 44(0)1962 712690
Grave digging service
This service operates nationwide.
18 Shire Hill
Tel: + 44(0)1799 521498
Compare funeral plans
To compare different funeral plans.
Funeral Plan Market
Bloxham Mill Business Centre
Tel: + 44(0)800 689 1060
Funeral Plan Market also offer a UK wide direct cremation service including the return of the ashes by private driver for £999.
The Environment Agency
For advice on a home burial.
National Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 544
Tel: + 44 (0)3708 506506
(0)114 282 5312