The Process & Pricing

When you first contact Pooil Vaaish we will ask you a few questions about your proposed memorial.  These will include who it is for, whether they were cremated or buried, which churchyard  and what is the plot number.  We will ask you if you have something in mind for the memorial – often people have seen something that they like in the churchyard.  We will also need the basic details relating to the deceased (their names and dates).

If you are wanting a standard memorial we should be able to give you a quotation while you wait and we can produce a visual if you have an idea of what you would like to say.  If you want help with deciding what to engrave on the stone we have a section here on the website for “Choosing the Words” that may be useful.  There are no right or wrong ways to commemorate a life.

If you are looking for something which is non-standard we will need a little time to obtain a quotation but should normally be able to come back to you within a couple of days.

All our quotations will be itemised and will be accompanied by a scale drawing.  Particular attention should be paid to the spelling of names and to the dates included to check that these are right before any engraving is done!

Once we have agreed the memorial choice and the quotation, we will require a payment of 50% of the total cost.  We will apply to the Vicar and Wardens of the Churchyard on your behalf, and when we receive permission (usually within a couple of weeks) we will engrave the stone (if it is a stock item) or commission it to be made (if it is not stock).  Stock memorials will normally be installed within 2 weeks of receipt of permission.  Non standard memorials can take 3-4 months.  We will provide, at no charge, temporary engraved memorial plaques to put onto the grave for any client.  These only take a day or so to turn round.

Some memorials will need to have a concrete plinth installed and this will be done once permission has been received.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and try to make this process as painless as possible for you.