If you are looking for a beautiful and durable headstone then our granite memorials in Heysham are exactly the right choice. Granite is a very hard stone that does not wear as easily as other stones. It contains quartz which gives it the wonderful shine it is known for. It is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava. This usually happens beneath the surface and the colour depends on other minerals that infuse it. This stone has been used for thousands of years as a sturdy building material and many monuments still stand today proving the durability of the material. Up until the early 18th century in the western world granite could only be carved by hand tools with generally poor results. We now have the technology and equipment to produce perfectly carved and polished headstones.
The first polished tombstone was erected in England in 1832. In Heysham, granite memorials are the most popular choice as they do not discolour or wear. Marble was once the most popular stone for memorials but with the air pollution in cities, it is slowly eaten away. Although the wear is very slow, marble can also become faded and the wonderful translucence of the stone can be diminished over time. We can offer a refurbishment service for ancestor’s marble memorials where we re-polish the stone and touch up the engraved inscription.
We manufacture all sizes and colours of granite memorials in Heysham. Our company was established in 1929 and is an independent family run business engaged exclusively in memorial masonry. Contact Kenneth A Fraser Ltd today or visit our showroom to see the wide range of memorials we have on offer. We have been members of NAMM for over 30 years and strive to meet and exceed set standards of workmanship and business practices set out by them. NAMM is the National Association of Memorial Masons and lays down stringent standards for its members. We offer a 6-year guarantee on the materials used and work carried out.