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As two of the most popular low cost funeral providers in the UK, Pure Cremation and Distinct Cremations both offer very similar services. However, one major detail that does differ is the price. Below we'll compare the two direct cremations services in more depth to help you decide which provider to choose.

Comparing Pure Cremation and Distinct Cremations

Whether you're looking for an unattended direct cremation today or looking for a funeral plan to protect you from the rising costs of funerals, Pure Cremation and Distinct Cremations offer both types of services.

In our two tables below, we look at a side-by-side comparison of what is included in each provider's direct cremation service and unattended funeral plan service.

Funeral plans are perfect for those looking to safeguard their future from the rising costs of funerals. It removes the uncertainty around your wishes, relieves some of the pressure your loved ones may feel when arranging a funeral and protects you from the rising costs of funerals.

Here's how Pure Cremation and Distinct Cremations' unattended funeral plans compare.

Product feature Pure Cremation
Price £1,895 £1,699
Cancellation fee £350 fee £95 fee
Bringing deceased into care from any place of death throughout mainland UK, 24 hours a day greentick greentick
Multiple crematoriums throughout England, Scotland & Wales greentick greentick
Notification of the date of the cremation greentick greentick
Personal return of ashes included greentick greentick
Ashes return guaranteed within 14 days greentick greentick
Doctor's fee for medical cause of death certificate greentick greentick
Removal of pacemaker, medical implants or artificial limbs greentick greentick
Crematorium fee greentick greentick
Viewing of the deceased redcross redcross
Choice of cremation time redcross redcross

All information correct as of 14/03/2024

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Distinct Cremations are specialists in fuss-free, dignified farewells. Our free guide reveals how you can reduce the stress and expense of a traditional funeral.

The guide outlines what is included in the plan, payment options, how to take one out and what will be included in your customer pack.

Alternatively, call us for free on 01543 212 000 and our team will help you get started and answer all your questions.
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Distinct Cremations

Pure Cremation and Distinct Cremations both specialise in direct cremations and offer two similar types of services.

Below you'll see a side by side comparison of what's included when you buy a Pure Cremation or Distinct Cremations unattended direct cremation, including key optional extras and additional fees.

Product feature Pure Cremation
Price (not including extras) £1,395 £1,199
Bringing deceased into care in office hours from a hospital or coroner's office greentick greentick
Collection of deceased out of office hours or from another place of death redcross
£250 extra
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£250 extra
Doctor's fee for medical cause of death certificate greentick redcross
£82 extra
Removal of pacemaker, medical implants or artificial limbs greentick greentick
Provision of standard coffin greentick greentick
No charge for oversized coffin greentick redcross
£150 extra
Transport of deceased greentick greentick
Notification of the date of the cremation greentick greentick
Crematorium fee included greentick greentick
Owns own mortuary and crematorium facilities greentick greentick
Personal return of ashes included greentick greentick
Ashes return guaranteed within 14 days greentick greentick

All information correct as of 14/03/2024

Ready to arrange a funeral?

If you need to organise a funeral now, we are open 24/7 and will make all the arrangements from taking the deceased into our care and completing all the paperwork. Your customer service specialists will liaise with you to make arrangements for the cremation and keep you updated.

When you're ready, call us to arrange a funeral on
01543 212 000
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Distinct Cremations

Why choose a Direct Cremation with Distinct?

Find Peace of Mind

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

Highest Quality

We have the Distinct advantage of only investing in the best funeral and mortuary care at our state of the art facilities

24/7 Support

Our highly experienced, attentive customer service specialists are here for you & your family 24/7. We’re here whenever you need us

Available Nationwide

No matter where you live in the UK mainland, our specialist direct cremations are available for the same price

Dedication to Direct Cremation

We focus solely on direct cremations across mainland England, Wales and Scotland, offering the highest quality nationwide for the best price

Sue Cook Talking About Direct Cremation

Distinct Cremations leave out the funeral fuss and needless extras but leave in great service and a wonderfully caring attitude. That’s why my instinct is Distinct.

Sue Cook, TV Presenter

We offer the highest level of support, but don't take our word for it

Below are a selection of reviews from those who followed their instinct with Distinct and chose to buy a funeral with us.

5/5
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Werner 12 Jul 2024
Friendly, pulite and simply SUPER
Nikki 10 Jul 2024
There was nothing too difficult or no question too silly. Every care was taken with all the arrangements and I was kept up to date at all times. I sent through items which were quickly handled and was notified of their receipt and the actions made with them. Even changing things was never too much of a problem.
Anon 27 Jun 2024
The service was first class. Signing up was easy to complete and the follow up call to ensure every thing was as we had expected was a nice personal touch.
John 27 Jun 2024
It was polite, patient and thorough. i was given as much time as I needed to reach a decision.Completely
Anon 30 May 2024
first class
Mark 21 May 2024
Excellent communication, very helpful and we got just what we wanted in a service. Highly recommended and we will use again. Mark Oliver
Anon 2 May 2024
Service very efficient, and comprehensive. Understandably, you "chased me up" when there was a delay in my response to place an order, but this delay was whilst I contacted all those relatives who might have had a view to express.
Anon 24 Apr 2024
I was very happy with the service I received and they are only a phone call away if I or my sons should need advice or help in any way
5/5
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