Harwood Cremations

Harwood Cremations

Simplified Direct Cremation Services

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Are you looking for a quick 'direct cremation near me'?

If you’re looking for a simple, dignified and affordable direct cremation plan, our expert 24/7 services in Hertfordshire are designed to take some of the stress out of an already difficult time, and can enable you to keep costs down if affordability is a concern.

Direct cremations are becoming a more and more popular way for people to handle the remains of their loved ones. By choosing a direct cremation service, you can also gain more time to plan your own special memorial or send-off at a later date.

Our direct cremation services include:

* During business hours within a 25 mile radius of Harwood Park

Our direct cremations do not include the following: Visiting the deceased in a chapel of rest; a choice of coffin; Dressing the deceased in their own clothes; choosing the time of the cremation; attending the cremation service. Please note that an additional charge may be made for bringing the deceased into our care outside normal business hours.

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Direct Cremation FAQs

The direct cremation process is straightforward and hassle-free, and as a result also cheaper compared to a traditional burial or funeral service since there’s less planning and coordination involved.

Below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers related to direct cremation.

A direct cremation is where the deceased is cremated without a funeral or memorial service. As there is no visitation, wake or funeral service and the body is not embalmed, the process is more cost-effective than a traditional funeral.

No, traditional cremation often involves a viewing or service first, while direct cremation does not.

Here at Harwood Cremations in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, we have ensured that our prices are competitive compared to other funeral directors and crematoriums in the area, this is why the direct cremation costs start from £1,400, which is just a third of the price of the average UK funeral.

Yes, you can hold a service at any time after the cremation, however it’s not included in the direct cremation package offered by Harwood Cremations. 

A quality coffin is included in our direct cremation services.

Yes, feel free to supply your own urn or browse through our collection of urns, caskets and keepsakes.

Clarity and affordability

We aim to make the whole direct cremation process as transparent as possible. Our direct cremation prices start at £1,400 with no hidden extras further down the line, bringing peace of mind and making it easier to plan and budget.

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Options for the ashes

After the cremation, there is a choice of options for the cremated remains. You can collect the ashes from us, allowing you to plan a memorial independently when you are ready. Alternatively we can scatter them for you in our beautiful memorial gardens here at Harwood Park.

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