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 Direct Cremation Service

Direct Cremation professional fee from £950* plus 3rd party costs
Typical total cost from £1,600 all inclusive


For people who are looking for a simple cremation without a service at the Crematorium

We offer a far more personal service than many other providers: 

  • you have our full support and as much involvement in the arrangements as you'd like

  • Your loved one will always be looked after by us at our premises in Cranbrook

  • We always tell you the place, date and time of the cremation

  • You have the opportunity to say a brief goodbye on the day of the cremation, either

       at our premises or at the crematorium

  • On the day you can choose to add a 30-minute mini-service for up to 8 people at our

       Cranbrook office – additional £200


The professional fee covers our overheads and time only. It does not include the cost of cremation or burial or other 3rd party costs, such as coffins, flowers and memorials. Unlike other funeral directors, we do not make a profit on the supply of coffins and other goods.

The all inclusive rate of £1,600 typically includes all of our overheads, a basic cardboard coffin, cremation at Kent & Sussex Crematorium, a basic cardboard ashes urn and Drs certificates (when required).

*On occasion, we may have to charge extra, for example, for out of hours work, if we are travelling greater distances, or if we require the use of specialist support and equipment.

Included in our professional fee:

Please note. All services are provided within our normal working hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday). Additional charges will be made for work out of hours.


  • A full discovery meeting with you and your family. After the meeting, we will send you an email with the overview of the meeting and a full estimate of costs.

  • Full support for you in arranging the funeral, including additional meetings and phone calls if required.

  • Collection of your loved one during office hours. 

  • Looking after your loved one and preparing them for the funeral according to your wishes.  ​

  • Arranging and booking the cremation and help with completing the necessary paperwork.

  • Transporting your loved one to the chosen crematorium in our simple vehicle, either a grey Ford Mondeo Estate or LandRover Defender Hearse. 

  • For cremations, pick up & delivery of the ashes to you.


What's not included:


  • The cost of the actual cremation or burial and other 3rd party disbursements.

  • The cost of a coffin, flowers, memorials, order of service or other goods to be purchased. 

  • ​Collections outside of our normal working hours - an additional £200

  • Although we cover all of Kent & East Sussex, we do charge additional mileage for longer journeys. Collections and deliveries outside of our normal working area (20 mile radius of Cranbrook) - £1 per mile.

  • Additional to above, collections and deliveries inside the M25 are charged at an additional £50 and inside the South / North Circular are charged at an additional £100.

  • ​​Doctors certificates for cremation


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