It’s a question the majority of the British public wouldn’t be able to answer if asked on the street. Simply put, the definition of ‘kerb’ is a line of stone or concrete forming an edge between a pavement and a roadway, from Old French courbe (bent).
If you have been to a cemetery, it is likely that you have seen a handful of kerbstones elegantly marking the gravesite of someone. Kerb surrounds, as we call them at Buckley Memorials, are one of the options available for enclosing either a grave or cremation plot. We can make a kerb surround to fit almost any memorial where cemetery regulations allow their installation.
There are a variety of the types of Kerb surrounds; options include a cover slab in the same material as the surround and memorial stone, providing a truly maintenance free alternative to traditional burial sites. Kerbs come in a variety of stone or marble, with a wide selection of colours and additional accessories can be added like vases, crosses and statues. Marble Kerbsets can be used in place of granite because it looks stunningly beautiful in white, particularly on a sunny day.
Traditional surrounds cover the entire grave site and can be custom built depending on the surface size and are available in a variety of colours, designs and materials. Many Kerbs appear to be cut from one massive piece of stone, but are actually several different pieces that are fitted together seamlessly. The inside of the surround can be filled in with chippings, or left open for planting, which makes for a truly lovely and tranquil place of rest.
Let Buckley Memorial talk you through our full line of Kerb sets. It is important to note that a permit application must be submitted to the Cemetery or Churchyard before a memorial can be erected. There is normally a charge for this, and one of our Sales Advisors will make enquiries on your behalf as to what these fees may be.