The coffin or casket is very important to funerals. This is reflected in the fact that there are so many different styles to choose from, including traditional timbers and modern, personalised versions. The demand for the latter has risen over the last few years as people look to add more personality to the services. At Darren W. Faragher our funeral directors in Birmingham are happy to help people make the right choice.
When deciding on a coffin or casket it is important to first consider what kind of funeral the service will be. If cremation is the option you need to think about what type of materials will be best. Metals and plastics should be avoided. There is more freedom with burials but you need to ensure the material will not be harmful to the environment.
The array of different materials to choose for coffins and caskets is incredible. There are an array of traditional timbers, bamboo, wicker, willow, cardboard, and even a selection of recycled materials. As a result it is possible to choose one that looks great and adheres to the beliefs of the deceased. If they were passionate about the environment an environmentally friendly option is available.
At Darren W. Faragher we understand that selecting a coffin or casket can be one of the most emotional parts of arranging a funeral service. Fortunately we can offer help and ease the process. With the wide array of options available it is possible to consider which type and finish will truly reflect the deceased. Our funeral directors in Birmingham are happy to help with this.
When deciding on the type of coffin or casket you should also cast a thought to the bearers. They will be responsible for transporting it and your loved one. You need to ensure you consider them and ensure they won’t encounter any additional problems due to the material or design.
If you would like to discuss coffin and casket choices with us please don’t hesitate to get in touch.