Now a day’s many people are selecting cremation. Burial is a preferred method of final disposition in UK. Even those who select cremation must decide what to do with the cremated remains, the answer is burial.
The main thing is how does one select a cemetery and burial plot? It must depend on your budget, culture, religious, tradition, location and other aspects. We have many options to choose from. You need to understand the choices available in the market before you make decision.
Types of Cemeteries
Generally, there are 4 types of cemeteries to choose from :
Public Or District Cemeteries : These are owned by a local government.
Private Cemeteries : These are owned by private enterprises.
Religious Cemeteries : These are owned by a church or other religious organization.
Veterans Cemeteries : These are operated by the UK Department of Veterans Affairs.
In public cemeteries any one can bury their family member, but comes to veterans cemeteries only military veterans and their family members. Then come to private and religious cemeteries may or mayn’t restrict sale of burial plots to church members or private organization members. Fees are varying from one to other, so better to compare the prices by telephone or other ways. For general public, district cemeteries will charge fewer amounts.
The fifth type i.e. green cemetery. It is for famous people or celebrities who are not by membership affiliation. But their strict loyalty to nature sound burial practices. So many people are getting awareness on the environmental impacts of tradition burial. For this reason, every one are trying to select lay to rest their loved ones to rest in idyllic natural cemeteries. Loved one dead body will bury in biodegradable containers only.
Types of Burial Spaces
Depending on burying cremated ashes or intact remains, there are many types of burial spaces to choose from:
It is a most common type of burial. Plots can distribute to one individual or an entire family.
It is an above-ground funeral site that contains concrete or stone cell in which caskets are stored. Mausoleums are secure, clean, and dry.
It is a cross between a traditional in-ground grave and a mausoleum. It is a sheltered grave within a natural environment.
It is like a mausoleum for cremated remains. A columbarium is designed with many niches to hold one or more cremation urns.
Making arrangement to loved one funeral is a sad situation in every one life never faced. Selecting the goods and funeral service is a powerful feeling. Funeral services have some rules to follow.
Funeral rules define your rights regarding the buying of funeral goods and funeral services. These will protect you from unfair and misleading practices by funeral providers. The government will charge with protecting costumer rights and fair business practices. It is responsible for apply the funeral rules.
Be careful before purchasing funeral goods or services for you or for loved one, be formalizing with the funeral rules. If you know the funeral rules, you will be saving more money and good products and services.
What’s in the Funeral Rule?
Some countries have lengthy rules and legal documents need to be followed. Below are the funeral rules,
- The funeral rules are applicable to anyone who is selling the goods and providing services to the customers. These include caring for and preparing dead body for final disposition then arranges funeral ceremony or final journey.
- These rules are applied to all funeral goods and services. These purchases must be a pre-planned contract.
- The funeral goods seller must provide price list and services information to the customer who asks in person.
- Service provider may provide the information to customer through phone also.
- Misrepresentation and misleading practices are prohibited on the part of funeral providers.
Funeral Service General Price List
Government has some fixed prices, product information and services. These will help the customer to compare the prices with vendor’s price and government fixed prices. So customer may fix to buy which one he/she wants.
The general price list may contain the following the information,
- Funeral provider contact information which includes address, phone number and email id.
- Date and the effective date of the price list.
- A statement that preserve is not required by law.
- The availability of alternative container for use in direct cremation.
- The basic services fee and tax information.
- A list of casket or cremation urn price list.
- A list of outer burial container prices.
- Catalog prices for certain optional goods and services.
For more information about funeral rules and rights contact your nearest funeral homes.