Coffin Choice

Selecting a coffin for a funeral is a very personal choice, particularly if the person who died did not leave any guidance for you around what they might consider to be appropriate.

There is no legal requirement to have a coffin at all for burial or cremation, although in East Anglia most families would select one and we have developed a range of coffins with something to cater for all budgets and tastes.

It may be that the coffin will reflect the personal values of the person who died, and we have an environmentally friendly range that includes choices from cardboard, willow or sustainably sourced pine, even a beautiful design made from wild pineapple leaf which has been awarded Fair Trade status.

For those who prefer something more traditional, you can choose from solid oak or pine, or veneered wood in oak, elm or mahogany style.  Wherever possible we use coffins with wood made from sustainable sources and with the FSC certification.

Ideas for bespoke coffins are limited only by your imagination and picture coffins can be designed to reflect the life and interests of the deceased or personalised with your own images with chalkboard panels for family and friends to add messages prior to or during the funeral service.

If you wish to source the coffin yourself, or indeed if the deceased had already done so, unlike many funeral directors, we are entirely comfortable with this, so long as it is suitable for purpose and if it is to be cremated, conforms to current legal requirements, we do however charge a £100 handling fee.

The most highly priced coffin that we have ever come across was made from solid bronze and was worth £30,000, whilst there are plain chipboard coffins for around the £100 mark, with limitless choice between the two extremes.  Transparency around costs is important to us, and we have shown below a small selection from our range of coffins to give you a guide as to how price can vary across the range.

TRADITIONAL
All our coffins are FSC approved and come fully lined.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
All our coffins are made from sustainably sourced materials.

Langdale
£320

Langdale coffin

Simulated oak veneer coffin in a matt finish.

Dovedale
£365

Dovedale coffin

Simulated elm veneer coffin with a raised lid with panelled sides and ends.

Elvedon Cardboard (green)
£425

Elvedon Cardboard Coffin

Made from 100% biodegradable materials including UV water-based paints. Available in green, brown, woodgrain or marble effect.

Elvedon Cardboard (red)
£425

Made from 100% biodegradable materials including UV water-based paints. Available in green, brown, woodgrain or marble effect.

Regent
£440

Regent Oak coffin

Oak veneered with plain sides, double mouldings and a raised lid.
Also available in sapele.

Windsor
£485

Windsor coffin

Oak veneer coffin with panelled Tudor rose design sides.

Pandanus (traditional)
£700

Pandanas Traditional coffin

Not suitable for cremation
Made from wild pineapple leaf and an environmentally friendly alternative to seagrass which provides shelter to many fish. It grows rapidly on land and even in adverse conditions.

Pandanus (round)
£700

Pandanus Round

Not suitable for cremation
Made from wild pineapple leaf and an environmentally friendly alternative to seagrass which provides shelter to many fish. It grows rapidly on land and even in adverse conditions.

Grasmere
£545

Grasmere coffin

Oak veneered coffin with satin finish, panelled sides and a raised lid.
Also available in elm.

Natural Pine
£765

Natural Pine coffin

Satin finished, medium stained solid pine coffin with matching pine mouldings.

Handwoven Willow (Cromer)
£805

Cromer Willow coffin

Our willow coffins are hand-made by a co-operative of cottage industries in Poland which are accredited with Fair Trade status. They are designed to slot into one another  so transporting one coffin to the UK from Poland uses no more fuel than a 2 mile car journey.

Handwoven Willow (Highsted)
£830

Highsted Willow Coffin

Our willow coffins are hand-made by a co-operative of cottage industries in Poland which are accredited with Fair Trade status. They are designed to slot into one another  so transporting one coffin to the UK from Poland uses no more fuel than a 2 mile car journey.

Colourful Coffins
from £715

Colourful coffin

We offer a wide range of colourful coffins to celebrate different lifestyles, hobbies and passions.

Colourful Coffins (wrapped)
from £715

Colourful Coffin wrapped

We offer a wide range of colourful coffins to celebrate different lifestyles, hobbies and passions.

Water Hyacinth (Traditional)
£935

Water Hyacinth Coffin

One of the fastest growing aquatic plants, sometimes a ‘golden plant’, it can double its population in 2 weeks. This coffin is accredited Fair Trade status.

Water Hyacinth (Half Round)
£935

Water Hyacinth Half Round

One of the fastest growing aquatic plants, sometimes a ‘golden plant’, it can double its population in 2 weeks. This coffin is accredited Fair Trade status.

Regal
from £825

An oak veneered casket style coffin with a hinged lid and satin interior.

Royal
from £1050

Royal coffin

Craftsman-made solid oak coffin with plain sides and gloss finish. Also available in sapele and walnut.

Woolen
from £975

Woolen Coffin

This coffin is handmade in Yorkshire using pure new British wool, supported on a strong recycled cardboard frame.

Imperial
from £1276

Imperial coffin

Craftsman-made solid oak coffin with satin finish, double moulded with raised lid, panelled sides and ends, complete with satin interior. Also available in walnut.

Sovereign
from £1985

Sovereign Coffin

The finest craftsman-made solid oak casket with a polished finish.