How to Select a Memorial Mason
Selecting a Memorial Mason you are happy working with is an important decision. You may receive a recommendation from a friend or relative, or you may search for an appropriate memorial mason. It is important that the company you chose do specialise in monumental masonry and belong to the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM). It is important that they understand stone and are able to give you appropriate advice to ensure that the stone you chose is suitable. They need to be able to answer your questions about whether a particular stone is suitable for the type of memorial you want. They need to be able to advise on the stone’s suitability for use in the area where it is to be fixed. To do this they will need to be aware of the effects of weather, pollution and surrounding vegetation will have on the chosen stone type.
National Association of Memorial Masons
The National Association of Memorial Masons was established in 1907, and they are:
- Dedicated to furthering the memorial masonry industry
- Safeguarding the interests of the bereaved by promoting high standards, wide choice and increased understanding.
- It offers a free and objective Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
You can look for local memorial masons who are members, Set In Stone is a full member of NAMM:
1 Castle Mews
Tel: 01788 542264