Choosing a Coffin

Choosing a coffin for you loved one can be an emotional process.

As an independent family run firm, we offer a wide range of affordable options and are well equipped to help you make this final choice during this difficult time.

Our newly refurbished and easily accessible coffin showroom displays a range of coffins from the traditional to something more unique and allows you to come and choose the right one for your needs.

We will always do our best to accommodate any special requests that you or the deceased may have concerning the design of the coffin.

Environment

The Timber and veneers used in our coffins are purchased from traceable, well managed and sustainable sources. For every tree felled a replacement seedling is planted to ensure that the forest is constantly renewed, thus the manufacture of solid timber and chipboard coffins does not contribute to deforestation. The chipboard is recycled wood created by using waste materials from the lumber industry such as chipping, sawdust, shavings and bark and transforming it into useable sheets. These coffins are manufactured in the UK and comply with strict regulations. We are proud to use a local manufacturer based at Annan.

Solid wood coffins are available but please note that they contribute to deforestation.

Unvarnished Coffin

Eco Coffins

There is a common misconception that “Eco Coffins” are more environmentally friendly than timber/veneered equivalents. This is certainly not the case as the production of both virgin and recycled cardboard can result in highly toxic chemicals being released into the atmosphere including Sulphur Dioxide, one of the main components of acid rain. Alarmingly, 35% of worldwide timber harvested each year is used to make paper and cardboard, which is far greater than that used for chipboard.

Imported Eco Coffins have a massive carbon footprint.

Wicker, Bamboo and other Eco Coffins originating in the Far East travel over 5,000 miles by ship to get to the UK. The ship’s fuel contains more than 2000 times the sulphur compared to diesel used in cars and one large ship can emit cancer and asthma causing pollutants equivalent to 50 million cars each year.