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Reusing a family grave

Preparing a grave for a test dig

Most cemeteries throughout Brisbane, Ipswich, the Gold and Sunshine Coast offer the re-use of family graves in lawn, monumental, and historic cemeteries. Reusing your family gravesite is often a lovely tradition as well as an economical burial option.

Our monumental masons are highly skilled. Each memorial is expertly handcrafted.

Preparing the memorial

Established graves can often be used for family burials or placement of cremation ashes depending on the room available and the cemetery guidelines.

If a grave is classed as full but the last burial was more than 30 years ago a test dig may be carried out to find out if another burial or ashes interment in the grave is possible. The cemetery administration will let you know if a test dig is required.

If your family grave is a monumental style with a cement or stone grave top you will need a monumental stonemason to remove the top prior to the dig and then replace it afterwards.

Our stonemasons will ensure the stone is removed carefully protecting and supporting the surrounding stone structure

Cemeteries we service

Our masonry team offer a removal of stone for a test dig service for cemeteries in these councils -

  • Brisbane City Council
  • City of Ipswich
  • Redland City Council
  • Sunshine Coast Council
  • City of Gold Coast
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Additional memorials

We can also add to existing headstone inscriptions to include the new family member or add on a headstone or plaque to match the original style.

Memorial Restorations

Restoring the original stone and inscriptions can also be taken care of by our skilled stonemasons. Find out more about our stone and inscription restoration service here - Restorations

Your local stone memorial specialists

Speak to our friendly team to prepare a family grave for a test dig by calling 07 3265 5433 or complete our quote request form today.

MEMORIALS FAQ

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