Headstones – Frequently asked Questions

How long does it take you to finish a headstone?
Considering delivery times and shipping and sourcing the stone from quarries located all over the world it takes us four months.

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Is it possible to order a stone without visiting you at the workshop?
Having no possibility to visit is not a problem at all. In most cases we use everything that modern communication has to offer to exchange ideas and information. Our experience is that we get equally excellent results this way.

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Do you deliver world- and nationwide?
Yes we do.

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What are your conditions for the payment?
Our payment terms are a 50% deposit on order confirmation and a 50% payment before delivery. The deposit allows us to reserve the needed materials and to start with the work. The deposit is non refundable.

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How long do your stones last?
Here is a list for the different stones and materials and how long they last:
Sandstone
around 100 years depending on how hard and dense the sandstone is
Limestone
around a 1000 years
Marble
around 800 years depending where it gets installed
Granite
basically lasts for millions of years
Basalt
basically lasts for millions of years

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How long do ceramic photos last?
The photos usually fade away after 100 years.

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Can I carry out the installation on my own?
We strongly encourage our clients to carry out the installation on their own. This is a great way to tribute the person the headstone is for. DIY installations are only permitted on private cemeteries. The work on public cemeteries is usually carried out by a monumental mason. Installing a headstone is easy and you can find instructions on our webpage.