Ken Slater Memorials has supplied headstones and bases for thousands of families in cemeteries across the country. We have earned a reputation for quality, craftsmanship, and service.
Headstones can be customised to your needs, usually consisting of headstone and base, from simple and elegant to the more intricate designs. We can help with your headstone needs in all areas including Adelaide, Centennial Park, Mitcham, Cheltenham, West Terrace, Enfield, Smithfield, North Road, Salisbury, Murray Bridge and more.
A headstone, also known as a gravestone, tombstone or memorial stone, is a stone marker that is placed over a grave. It is usually inscribed with the name, date of birth, and date of death of the person buried beneath it, but can also contain other information, such as epitaphs, quotes, or symbols. The headstone is the most visible part of the grave, and as such, it is an important part of the grave marker.
The base of the headstone is the foundation upon which the headstone rests. It is usually made of concrete, stone, or metal, and is designed to support the weight of the headstone. The base also provides a level surface on which the headstone can be placed, and can be decorated with carving, inlays, or other embellishments.
Headstones and bases come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and materials. The most common material for headstones is granite, as it is durable and easy to carve. Other common materials include marble, sandstone and limestone. A headstone and base inscription can also be finished with the option of a bronze plaque.
The size of a headstone is usually determined by the size of the grave it will be placed on. The base of the headstone is usually larger than the headstone itself, so that it can be securely positioned in the ground.
Headstones are usually placed at the head of the grave, with the base positioned at the foot. However, they can also be placed at the side of the grave, this is more typical with a smaller lawn module.
The choice of material, size and placement of headstone and base is a matter of personal preference. There are no hard and fast rules here, and we specialise in helping you choose the perfect headstone and base to commemorate your loved one.
At Ken Slater Memorials, we understand the importance of a beautiful and well-made headstone and base. We also understand the need for affordability. We offer a wide range of headstone and base styles and sizes to fit any budget. We are confident that we have the perfect headstone or base for your loved one.
When it is time to select and decide on a headstone or base for your dearly departed, we invite you to give us a call so we can assist you in any way we can.