Our Coffins and caskets

We realise that choosing a coffin can sometimes be a distressing experience. That’s why our colleagues here at Craven are specifically trained to deal sensitively with this aspect of arranging a funeral.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.

One of the most comforting aspects of the burial process is the personal items that people choose to place inside the coffin with the deceased – from treasured old love letters to special photographs.

At Craven, we don’t restrict the items that can be placed in a coffin while the deceased is in our care. However, the crematorium can restrict certain items – such as metal or glass objects – so we’ll always offer friendly advice on this.

Our wide range of coffins and caskets are of the finest quality and style available. Let us help you choose the one that’s best for your needs.

Choosing the right coffin for you

The choice of coffin depends on your preference as well as your budget.

Although our traditional, high quality wood coffins are still the most popular type of coffin, there are several alternatives also available. In fact, coffins made of bamboo, wool, wicker, cardboard, willow or recycled materials are now becoming increasingly popular.

Another trend is the personal adornment of coffins with flowers, images, flags or clothing as well as photographs of loved ones sometimes placed on or around the coffin.

You may also place special mementos inside the coffin, too. These include items such as jewellery and watches. If you’ve chosen a cremation, we may have to remove some of these items (due to crematorium emission legislation) before the cremation itself and we’ll return them to you discreetly.

Whichever coffin you choose, we want to make sure it suits your needs – please contact us on (0151) 228 3900 (24-hour manned line) to talk it over…