Doug Nesbit Funeral Services Ltd
Funeral Services & McBrides Monumental 03 418 2814
Signworks & Engraving 03 418 1150

Monument Restoration

Our monumental masons are capable of both historic and modern restoration, large and small including public monuments, war memorials and family headstones affected by age or defaced by graffiti or vandalism. We can also colour headstone inscriptions, stabilise leaning monuments and undertake general cleaning.

Restoration of an old grave or headstone is a task that should only be handled by a reputable Monumental Mason, preferably a member of the NZ Master Monumental Masons Association Inc. Cracked concrete and its collapse is not only unsightly but an indication that the structure of the grave has become unstable and subsequently unsafe. Many older headstones are much higher than is commonly erected nowadays and because they are extremely heavy they should not be disturbed without the correct people and equipment being present.

They are usually made of marble or granite and once they begin to lean, it is only a matter of time before they eventually fall. We suggest that you contact us to discuss your options on restoration of these sites. The more recent headstones and gravesites don't present the same hazards and restoration is usually much simpler. Often just a cleaning and relettering will revitalise such a site.

Ring the office on (03) 418 2814 for an  appraisall and costing estimate or contact us at

We are a member of the NZ Master Monumental Masons Association Inc. 

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