Direct Cremation from £895
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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They are very helpful and staff are lovely I have recommended to other family members and friends thank you once again above excellent service .
Excellent service.Literature easy to understand. Good personal telephone calls during setting up.
Easy to contact, friendly professional staff.
Returned call on day planned. answered my questions.
Distinct Cremations came across as kind, polite, courteous and understanding. Which was all down to your telephone representative.
Helpful on the phone, good service.
superd service and would recommed you to anyone
This was a simple straight forward process with a very helpful lady from the company. I'm glad I chose Distinct Cremation
I liked the idea of a fixed price for my funeral.
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.