There are 3 choices of grave kerbing you can choose from:
With all 3 grave kerbing, your choice will also depend on the type of headstone you select. We can advise you which types of grave kerbing compliment each headstone style, colour and stone type.
has a plain look. You would mostly use square kerbs with Celtic crosses to give that old plain look and it’s also in keeping with the old traditional look. Square kerbs are the cheaper of the kerbs it is the most commonly chosen kerb for a grave.
If you don’t like the square kerb or the rounded kerb the chamfered kerb is another option this is where the straight edge is removed and slightly slanted to remove the square look.
This kerb is the most expensive of the 3 kerbs. It gives a very rich look to the surround.
Description of different surround finishes
Is where you lay the kerb onto a plinth (a flat piece of Granite). This looks cleaner and you will see more Granite which will give you a richer finish and it is easier to maintain. Using a Granite plinth is more expensive because it is extra Granite and it takes longer in its preparation of cutting and laying it.
Is where the mortar (Plastered concrete finish) meets the kerb. This type of finish is more affordable than a granite plinth as you have less granite and it takes less preparation time. A standard kerb is 5” high and when you plaster to it you will only see 4” of Granite.