One of the most frequently asked questions regarding a cremation service is ‘what happens to the coffin after a cremation?’
There is a common misconception that coffins are recycled. This is simply not true. A new coffin will be used for each of our cremations and will be cremated with the deceased.
The coffin is placed into the cremator. The heat is very intense and the process takes about 90 minutes. When the cremation is finished, all that is left is bone. These are taken from the cremator, along with the ashes, and cooled before the bones are reduced to ashes.
Each cremator is only large enough to take one coffin. When a cremation has finished, the ashes are placed into a separate chamber within the cremator for cooling.
Once reduced, the ashes will then be put into a simple container, and can either be returned to the family or scattered in our gardens of remembrance.
The name of the deceased is tracked throughout the entire process with an identity card which is then attached to the ashes and returned to the family once the cremation has taken place.