Kerb Set Headstones

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Kerb Set Headstone Range

Choosing the Perfect Kerb Set Headstone

Kerb Set Headstone Materials & Colours

Fine Craft Etching for Kerb Set Headstones

Why Choose Us for your Kerb Set Headstone

Kerb Set Headstone Installation Services

Memorial Services

Kerb Set Headstone Memorial FAQs

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Our Kerb Set Headstone Range

Crafted with precision and care by our devoted team of expert memorial stonemasons, our exceptional full-length kerb sets stand as a testament to their artistic skill.

A kerb set offers a sophisticated way to gracefully encircle the burial plot, seamlessly integrating your chosen headstone and custom enhancements within harmonious stone borders. These boundaries come in a diverse range of styles, colors, and materials, providing an opportunity for a personalised touch that aligns with your unique vision.

For those seeking to infuse the burial plot with both aesthetic allure and a profound tribute to a cherished individual, opting for a kerb set emerges as a fitting choice. It serves as a truly personalised way to honoru and commemorate your dearly departed loved one.

Choosing the Perfect Kerb Set Headstone

With a diverse array of designs and premium stone materials at your disposal, you can rest assured that you’ll discover the ideal kerb set style to meet your requirements and endure the test of time.

A comprehensive kerb set elegantly defines the perimeters of a grave, creating a visually pleasing presentation that enables you to pay tribute to and remember your dearly departed loved one while offering a tastefully adorned final resting place.

Thornhill Memorials has been an unwavering source of support for families in Cardiff and beyond. We’ve established a memorial showroom in Cardiff, serving as a hub of expertise and excellence in memorial services.

If you wish to delve deeper into full kerb sets or explore personalised design options, we warmly invite you to reach out to our compassionate team. Your enquiries will receive the utmost care and attention.

rings design on granite headstone

Kerb Set Headstone Materials & Colours

Our kerb sets predominantly feature meticulous craftsmanship using granite and marble, selected for their remarkable resilience and effectiveness in withstanding outdoor conditions.

Both granite and marble have demonstrated their suitability for kerb sets, thanks to their enchanting beauty, enduring durability, and minimal maintenance requirements.

In our collection, granite materials offer a wide array of colours and hues, presenting abundant choices to cater to individual preferences.

Popular Kerb Set Headstone Materials

Granite cremation memorial material


Limestone cremation memorial material


York Stone cremation memorial material

York Stone

White Marble cremation memorial material

White Marble

Portland Stone cremation memorial material

Portland Stone

Forest of Dean cremation memorial material

Forest of Dean Stone

Sandstone cremation memorial material


Nabresina cremation memorial material

Nabresina Stone

Welsh Slate cremation memorial material

Welsh Slate

Popular Kerb Set Headstone Colours

Our selection of colours and shades is extensive, but the availability of options is contingent on the type of memorial material chosen.

Here, you can find a preview of the diverse colors and shades accessible within our granite and natural stone materials.

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour


Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Light Grey

Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Dark Grey

Avon Grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Avon Grey

Star Galaxy granite cremation memorial stone colour

Star Galaxy

Brown granite cremation memorial stone colour


Bahama Blue granite cremation memorial stone colour

Bahama Blue

Blue Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Blue Pearl

Ruby Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ruby Red

Balmoral Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Balmoral Red

Twilight Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Twilight Red

Teak granite cremation memorial stone colour


Pink granite cremation memorial stone colour


Emerald Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Emerald Pearl

Fir Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Fir Green

Imperial Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Imperial Green

Ocean Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ocean Green

Tropical Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Tropical Green

Yellow York Stone cremation memorial stone colour

Yellow (York Stone)

White sandstone cremation memorial stone colour


White Marble cremation memorial stone colour

White Marble

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Fine Craft Etching

Elevate a kerb set headstone by embellishing it with intricately etched images or photographs, imbuing it with character, personality, and an unrivaled touch of individuality.

rings design on granite headstone

Why choose us for your Kerb Set Headstone?

Ability to create bespoke memorials with unrivalled craftsmanship

The Thornhill Memorials’ 30 year memorial guarantee

The Thornhill Memorials’ price promise

Fully accredited by BRAMM

Sterling selection of colours, materials & styles

The Memorial Aftercare® service

Available home visit service

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Installation Services

After our team of highly skilled memorial stonemasons meticulously designs and crafts your kerb set headstone, the next crucial step involves the expert installation of the memorial at your chosen burial site.

Drawing upon our extensive knowledge of cemeteries in and around South Wales, we are uniquely positioned to offer expert guidance and recommendations regarding the most suitable types of kerb set headstones for the various cemeteries and churchyards in the South Wales area.

When you entrust us with the installation of your kerb set headstone, you can rest assured that your chosen memorial will be installed with the utmost precision and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

For more information, please feel free to get in touch with us.

rings design on granite headstone

Our Services

We offer a selection of memorial services, designed around you.


Memorial Aftercare®

The service that provides fully comprehensive maintenance for your loved one’s memorial. We ensure complete peace of mind that the memorial is thoroughly checked, cleaned and cared for.


Memorial Insurance

You never have to worry as StoneGuard’s “All Risks” cover protects and insures your family memorials, old and new. We ensure that any damage to your headstone is covered.


Memorial Restoration

We provide an expert stone restoration service to return your headstone to its former beauty, carried out by our experienced memorial masons, all at a fair price. 

Kerb Set Headstone FAQs

How Do I Choose A Kerb Set For a Grave?

We understand that the wide range of kerb set styles that are available can make it difficult for people to know where they should begin.

Many of our customers find that requesting to download our brochure is a great place to start as this showcases some of the most popular kerb set styles, materials, and examples which can help narrow down your kerb set search and allow you to better understand which memorial types you prefer.

Browsing grave kerb sets at your local cemetery and online, or simply booking an appointment to speak through your options in detail with one of our advisors and to view example displays in person will also help you come to a suitable decision when considering your kerb set memorial options.

What Types of Kerb Sets Do You Offer?

Our highly skilled memorial masons are able to craft any type of kerb set for any grave size.

Headstones in a variety of stone materials, colours, and styles, such as hearts, books, curved arches, and more, can be incorporated into the design of any matching full kerb set.

You are welcome to present us with an example of a kerb set type that you have seen and our skilled team of memorial designers and stonemasons would be able to craft that particular design for you.

What Should I Look For When Choosing A Memorial Stonemason?

Choosing a memorial stonemason is an important decision that requires careful consideration. Here are some key factors to keep in mind:

  • Experience: Look for a company with a strong track record in monumental stonemasonry.
  • Accreditation: Check if the stonemason is accredited by relevant professional bodies or organisations.
  • Craftsmanship: Assess the quality of the stonemason’s previous work to ensure they can deliver a memorial that meets your expectations.
  • Knowledge of the Cemetery: Make sure the stonemason has knowledge of the specific cemetery where the memorial will be placed to avoid any issues or conflicts.
  • Communication: A good stonemason should be approachable and able to communicate with you effectively. Gauge this during your initial meetings with their family advisors.
  • Direct Contact: Consider going directly to an experienced and established memorial mason instead of a middleman, such as a funeral director or agent.
  • Deposits and Costs: Ensure that you have complete confidence in the stonemason’s ability to complete the memorial and stay in business to avoid losing your deposit.
  • Reputation: Choose a well-established memorial stonemason with a strong reputation to give you peace of mind.

By keeping these factors in mind and doing your research, you can find a reputable and skilled memorial stonemason who can create a fitting tribute for your loved one.

Can You Help Me Choose A Kerb Set Memorial?

We can certainly go through your options in great detail to help you reach a decision on which kerb set type you should choose. We can highlight the benefits of different materials, show you a variety of kerb set designs and styles that meet your requirements, and discuss the range of colours and detailing options that are available for each particular kerb set.

With engraving, fine etching, aesthetically appealing border styles, and even bespoke Swarovski crystal designs available to beautifully finish the headstone or foot end of the kerb set, there are certainly plenty of options that we can show and discuss with you.

What Is The Best Material For A Kerb Set?

The best material to use depends on your choice of kerb set, the lettering, carving requirements, colour, tone, texture, and location. We offer all of the popular kerb set materials that you’d expect from any memorial stonemason, including granite, limestone, york stone, and more making a final decision on the colour of your book heads

How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Kerb Set?

The minimum amount of time that you should wait before installing a kerb set may be dependent on the cemetery.

In most cases, you can expect the cemetery or churchyard to request you wait somewhere in the region of 6-12 months, perhaps even longer, before installing a kerb set. This is because the burial plot requires enough time for the ground to fully settle before a headstone or full kerb set can be safely installed on or around the grave.

In any case, you may still be well advised to take plenty of time to thoroughly consider the kerb set you would like to choose.
There is certainly no rush and you want to ensure you make the best decision with regards to the style, material and any inscription, etching or design additions.

Can I Choose A Kerb Set That Isn’t In Your Brochure?

In the vast majority of cases the answer is yes. Our memorial stonemasons are very experienced and highly skilled, so we are able to meet bespoke requirements and recreate any kerb set design for any grave dimensions. Simply provide us with an image and/or an idea of what you are looking for, and we will do our very best to help.

How Long Does It Take For A Kerb Set To Be Made?

The design and creation of a cremation kerb set, its headstone or foot end, inscription or etching, and any intricate design additions is a highly skilled process, so we can expect it to take some time before the full kerb set is complete and ready for installation around the burial plot following the order – certainly several weeks, and perhaps months.

The timeframe will also depend on the current supply and demand of your chosen stone material – something that is often out of our control – so for a more accurate answer you will be best served by asking for an up-to-date estimated lead time at the time of order. We will always be transparent and will do our very best to provide you with a wait time that is as accurate as possible.

Can I Add Something To An Existing Kerb Set?

Yes, you can certainly add something to an existing kerb set provided there is adequate space available. This could be a special etching design, an additional inscription, a change of font, or the inclusion of a photo plaque or additional flower containers. Whatever it may be, we can discuss your requirements and confirm what kerb set amendments can be carried out and what we can do to achieve it.

What Is The Average Cost Of A Kerb Set?

It’s extremely difficult to state an average cost of a kerb set. This is because each kerb set is unique, and the cost will vary based on the size, material, kerb set type, and any bespoke additions that you would like included. For an accurate quote, we would advise you contact a representative so that we can take the specific details you require beforehand.

One thing we can confirm upfront is our price promise – we are confident that our prices are the most competitive around and offer a discount should a customer find the same quality product elsewhere, so long as it’s supplied by a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director.

Nevertheless, we guarantee that our prices are highly competitive, and we provide a price promise. If you discover a product of comparable quality from a recognised and reputable local memorial mason or funeral director at a lower cost, we will offer a discount on the price.

Can I Pre-Order A Kerb Set?

Yes, you can make prior arrangements for the purchase of any kerb set so that your wishes, or those of a loved one, are carried out exactly as requested. Many people choose their full kerb set in advance to lighten the burden that is placed on children, family members and close friends once they have passed.

Do You Offer A Guarantee With Your Kerb Set Headstones?

Certainly, all of our kerb set headstones as well as any other type of memorial come with our 30-year guarantee.

Do You Hold Any Memorial Accreditation?

Yes, we are BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) approved, and a registered and fully licensed memorial mason.

Can I View Proofs Of The Headstone First?

Prior to production, we can supply you with design proofs of the kerb set headstone. In the event that you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the design, we can modify the layout or style until it aligns with your specifications. We recognise the importance of crafting the perfect kerb set headstone for you and your loved one and are dedicated to collaborating with you closely throughout the entire process.

Do You Ship Upright Headstone Orders Overseas?

We have experience in shipping memorials overseas, but it’s important to note that there are additional expenses involved. These may include specialised packaging, insurance, and taxes or fees.

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