Nearly all of our additional lettering is done on site, so the memorial is not disturbed or moved from the grave. The only time we would remove the memorial for additional work is when the weather is against us or we are under a time restriction. All lettering on granite memorials is matched and set out as the original and cut into the granite by sandblasting. It is then painted, gilded or left unpainted.
Lettering on marble is matched by our tradesmen and then cut traditionally with hammer and chisel, then leaded or painted depending on the original.
Raised Lead lettering, (on granite) is still carried out in the old fashioned way. The inscription is marked out, each letter is then drilled and lead beaten into the holes. The lead is then scribbed into individual letters and cut and painted