Direct Cremation from £895

A Direct Cremation is a great choice for those looking for a simple, low-cost unattended cremation without a funeral ceremony. Direct Cremations take place with no service or mourners present at our high-quality crematoria where dignified care is guaranteed throughout.

Direct Cremation from £895

A Direct Cremation is a great choice for those looking for a simple, low-cost unattended cremation without a funeral ceremony. Direct Cremations take place with no service or mourners present at our high-quality crematoria where dignified care is guaranteed throughout.
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What is a Direct Cremation?

A direct cremation is a simple and affordable cremation without a ceremony and is an alternative to a traditional funeral. It’s simply a no service funeral that doesn’t have attendees and does away with the fuss of a ceremony. At Distinct Cremations, the direct cremations we provide are simple and affordable. However, a non attendance cremation does not impact the quality, it simply means taking a funeral back to its essentials – a dignified send-off in a high-quality crematorium.

We do offer the option to attend and witness the coffin being committed at a direct cremation. This short early morning 10-minute service allows up to eight mourners to see the coffin in place, say a few words, and have a quiet moment of reflection.

How To Arrange A Funeral

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Here for you 24/7

When you are ready - call us on 01543 212 000 and we’ll collect the deceased from the place of death and bring them into our care



Help with the paperwork

As we care for your loved one in our mortuary, your advisor will help you book their cremation and complete all the paperwork



The Ashes

After the cremation, we’ll scatter the ashes in our garden of remembrance or they can be hand-delivered back to you at no extra cost

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What's Included in a direct cremation?

  • Collection and Care of The Deceased We have specialised funeral vehicles and an experienced funeral team who will bring the deceased into our care at our professional mortuary where they’ll be respectfully prepared and dressed ahead of the direct cremation. An additional fee may incur if an urgent collection is required outside of standard operating hours (8am-6pm weekdays). Removal of pacemakers, medical implants and/or artificial limbs are also included in the cost.

  • 24 hours, 7 days a Week Support For comfort and reassurance every family has a Personal Advisor to answer any questions. Our team are here 24/7 where they’ll help make all the arrangements to pick up the deceased, keep you informed, complete all the legal paperwork and give you a call on the day of the direct cremation.

  • A Simple Coffin A simple but good quality wood effect coffin is provided.

  • The Cremation The direct cremation will take place at one of our crematoria, in your chosen region, and your Personal Advisor will keep you informed.

  • Ashes scattered in the Garden of Remembrance or hand-delivered back to you After the direct cremation, the ashes can be carefully scattered in our remembrance gardens which are beautifully landscaped. Your loved one’s ashes can also be returned by hand to you within 14 days at no extra cost.

What’s Not Included In A Direct Cremation?

As this is a cremation only funeral, there will be no viewing of the deceased, attendees present, processions, hearses or flowers. Doctors' fees will also incur an additional cost if required.

We offer true transparent pricing. You can find our standardised price list and optional extras here.

At times the law or regulations change that we cannot foresee and we may have to pass these costs on. Direct cremation prices are subject to review by Distinct Cremations. If at the point of application the service price has changed for any reason, we will advise you of this and there will be no obligation for you to continue.

If you would like to plan and pay for your funeral in advance, you could check our prepaid cremation plans. Our Unattended Direct Cremation Plan is suitable for those who would like to have a simple unattended cremation without a funeral.

We’ll keep the deceased dressed in the same clothes they were wearing when they entered our care unless otherwise requested. If you’ve got a specific outfit you’d like them to wear, just let us know and provide it prior to the cremation.

A Direct Cremation is a simple cremation without a funeral service and all the additional expenses such as flowers. However, the family can make arrangements for flowers to be delivered to the crematorium directly should they wish.

An oversized coffin is for individuals who are too big for the average coffin width of 24 inches and 84 inches in length. If the deceased is over 6ft 10 or over 25 stone, then an oversized coffin will be needed.

We have over 36 crematoria spread across England, Scotland and Wales. You can see our full list of crematoria to find your nearest one.

The Doctor’s fees are needed to obtain cremation certificates required to carry out the service. Without them, there can be no cremation.

For a Direct Cremation we provide a simple MDF coffin, and for an attended cremation we provide unvarnished veneered chipboard coffins.

Once you’ve agreed the type of service that you’d like, one of our Customer Service Advisors will take the payment in full, which can be made by credit or debit card.

There are lots of things you can do with the ashes. Many people scatter ashes in a place that was special to the deceased, some keep them in an urn as a keepsake and others have recently started to have ashes turned into jewellery or glass.

With Distinct Cremations, it will take approximately two weeks to arrange the funeral. We will take care of all the arrangements, from the paperwork right through to the hand-delivering you the ashes.

While we can’t arrange the celebration for you we can provide advice and guidance if needed.

You’re free to visit any of our crematoria, within their opening hours, to view the grounds and facilities ahead of time.

At Distinct Cremations, we offer the best direct cremation service on the market for the best price. You can see how we compare to other funeral providers in the market with our comparison table

Need to discuss with family?

We understand how important it is to discuss any type of funeral arrangements with family. To help support those discussions, we've created a simple, easy-to-follow guide that will help to explain what a direct cremation is, what to expect from Distinct Cremations and how to arrange a funeral with us.

We offer the highest levels of support and service but don't take our word for it read why our customers trust us.

They are very helpful and staff are lovely I have recommended to other family members and friends thank you once again above excellent service .

Anonymous 29/06/22

Excellent service.Literature easy to understand. Good personal telephone calls during setting up.

Anonymous 27/06/22

Easy to contact, friendly professional staff.

Anonymous 27/06/22

Returned call on day planned. answered my questions.

Anonymous 26/06/22

Distinct Cremations came across as kind, polite, courteous and understanding. Which was all down to your telephone representative.

Anonymous 24/06/22

Helpful on the phone, good service.

Anonymous 21/06/22

superd service and would recommed you to anyone

Anonymous 17/06/22

This was a simple straight forward process with a very helpful lady from the company. I'm glad I chose Distinct Cremation

Anonymous 16/06/22

I liked the idea of a fixed price for my funeral.

Elizabeth Knowlson 13/06/22

Everything was very clearly explained. The documentation was easy to understand. I was given a cooling off period. Most of my family and friends are... Read more

Anonymous 13/06/22
Feefo independent service review 5 star

At Distinct Cremations, we’re not just another direct cremation provider. We are an experienced team that prides itself on the care and support we offer to our families before, during and after a loved one’s passing.

As part of Westerleigh Group, we aim to deliver the best possible cremation that won’t leave you, or your loved ones, with the financial burdens of a traditional funeral.

Our pricing is clear and transparent, there are no hidden extras and most importantly, we believe that low cost should not mean low quality, providing your loved one with high-quality care.

Best Value

We regularly review our direct cremation packages to ensure families’ needs are catered for at an affordable cost.

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Your Local Provider, Nationwide

We operate throughout Mainland Great Britain and ensure your loved one will be cremated at a Westerleigh crematorium in your local region.

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Highest Quality

We have the Distinct advantage of owning all our crematoria & can guarantee the highest quality of care from beginning to end.

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24/7 Support

Our highly-experienced, attentive personal advisors are here for you & your family 24/7. We’re here whenever you need us

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Stress Free

We’ll take care of everything, so your family don’t need to - from collection to the paperwork and right through to cremation.

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