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Stone Selection

Colour

Stone selection is one of the first steps in the memorial design. Sandstone, Marble and Granite can be used. Granite is the most popular and most recommended due to its durability, strength and low water absorption. Below are samples of the typical granites that can be selected. You also have the option of selecting an Australian stone or imported equivalent when purchasing.

Stone Types

Finishes

Stone can come in many different finishes these include:

  • Polished
  • Sawn Finish
  • Rustic/ Rock face
  • Sand Blasted
  • Exfoliated
  • Tooled / Chiseled Finish
  • Bush Hammered

Stone is a natural product and subject to variations in colour and structure. Good stone selection and quality control systems will ensure memorials are free from other defects like chips and imperfections. Colour enhancers, sealants and chemicals should not to be used on the memorials.

Style

Depending on the council regulations many designs and sizes are available. Due to the improvement of manufacturing equipment and advances in technology there is a myriad of shapes and sizes to choose from. Memorials can be made in many forms, some of these are:

  • Flat Lawn Plaques
  • Sloped Desks
  • Headstone and Base
  • Full Single Grave Memorial
  • Double Grave Memorial
  • Family Chapel
  • Columbarium Wall
  • Cenotaph

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Inscription and Lettering

Inscription Method

  • Incised: Lettering is sandblasted into memorial approximately 3mm in depth, leaving background raised.
  • Raised: Background is sandblasted into memorial approximately 3mm in depth with borders, leaving letters raised.
  • Hand V-Cut: Lettering or lead letters in Marble is available on request to match existing inscription.
  • Laser etched: removes the darker polished surface of the stone to show the contrast of the natural stone. This method of inscription cannot be coloured and can only be done on black granite.

Inscription Colour

  • Gold/Gilded: 24k Gold leaf is applied with two coats of gold size, the approximate lifespan of the gold is 10- 15 years for upright memorials.
  • White Enamel: Two coats of high quality gloss enamel is applied and has a lifespan of approximately 5- 7 years on an upright memorial.
  • Natural: Sandblasted finish, best contrast is achieved with black and darker granites.
  • Other: Your own Selection of colour.

Font Type

  • Arial Rounded

  • Times New Roman

  • Handwriting

  • Old English

  • Other: Your own font/language characters.
Inscriptions and Lettering

Heading Suggestions

  • In Loving Memory Of
  • Cherished Memories Of
  • Treasured Memories Of
  • Forever In Our Hearts

Middle Text Suggestions

  • Who Passed away
  • Passed Away
  • Beloved Husband and Father
  • Beloved Wife and Mother
  • Our Dear Son
  • Our Dear Daughter
  • Beloved
  • Departed This Life
  • Died
  • Given Life This Day
  • Taken Into Gods Care

Epitaph Suggestions

  • He lived life to the fullest.
  • Tender mother, a faithful friend.
  • In God's care.
  • The Lord is my shepherd.
  • A friend to many and sadly missed.
  • Love never ends.
  • Loving memories last forever.
  • Too well loved to be forgotten.
  • He touched the lives of many.
  • Step softly, a dream lies buried here.
  • Always in our hearts.
  • Our little angel.
  • Of tender heart and generous spirit.
  • How beautiful life was to me.
  • Love is eternal.
  • Generous of heart, constant of faith.
  • May the peace of the Lord be with you.
  • God is our refuge and our strength.
  • Gone to tend God's garden.
  • Till we meed again.
  • Forever in our hearts.
  • R.I.P

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Images

Laser Etched

Photos, images, artwork and text can be etched into granite memorials of any size and shape. Laser etching can only be done in black granite to allow for a good contrast of colour for the image. A full size original of the image or high resolution scan is the best to supply to ensure that best quality is achieved.

Laser Etched Images

Ceramic

Ceramic Photos can be supplied in either coloured or black and white. These can also be set in a bronze frame. When submitting a photographic image for reproduction for either a ceramic casting or laser etching, you will need to advise if the background will need to remain or if an outline needs to be made.


Sandblasted Images and Logos

This list is an indicative sample of what can be sandblasted, pending trademark™, copyright© or registrar® approval. We have numerous image designs for borders, book outlines, logos, flags and maps. Please forward any specialised requests for approval.


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Additional Features
  • Bronze Plaques can be supplied in a multitude of sizes and shapes and coloured backgrounds.
  • Statues in Stone, Porcelain or Bronze
  • Majolica
  • Flower Vases in either Stone or Bronze
  • Granite Candle Holders
  • Crosses in Stone, Porcelain or Bronze
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Information

Installation

All work by will comply with Australian standard AS4204-1994 (Headstones and cemetery monuments) and council requirements. All work will be undertaken by fully qualified stonemasons. Consideration will need to be made for foundation, fixing detail and materials and engineers design when ordering.

After Sales

Services include cleaning, plastering, new floors, repainting or regilding an existing inscription. Added inscriptions can be undertaken to match the existing inscription, these can be done onsite or at the factory.

Ensure no chemicals are used in the cleaning process as these can cause damage and discolouration to the natural stone and inscription. Particular care should be taken when cleaning near the inscription. We recommend cleaning with water and a nylon brush in a trial area. With mould and lichens an application of a Quaternary Ammonium (2%) product like “Wet n Forget™” will not cause damage to the memorial.

Queensland Heritage Masonry are licensed stonemasons with the Queensland Building Services Authority (QBSA LIC. 102 4610) and members of the Qld National Trust and Queensland Master Builders association.

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