Choosing a Coffin

With so many different types of coffin to choose from, in a variety of materials and styles, you can find the coffin that reflects the personality and tastes of your loved one. AB Walker will walk you through your options.

Your choice of coffin

From simple to ornate and traditional to modern, the coffin you choose can be personalised as much or as little as you’d like. With materials including wood, cardboard effect, and natural fibres like willow, seagrass and wool, we can ensure that the coffin you choose for your loved one is truly bespoke.

When making your choice of a coffin, you may want to consider:

  • Personality and tastes of your loved one
  • Style of the coffin
  • Materials used to make the coffin
  • Cost
  • How environmentally friendly it is
  • Any specific requirements or restrictions.

Coffin requirements and restrictions can vary for cremation, burial, green or natural burial, and there are very specific requirements in cases of repatriation and for burial at sea. Our team will take you through the options available, providing you with the details and explaining any requirements or restrictions so that you can make the right choice for your loved one.

Our range and suppliers

Most of our coffins are made by British family businesses. Our traditional veneer and solid wood coffins are made in Suffolk, our willow and seagrass coffins come from Somerset and our wool coffins come from Yorkshire. Our cardboard effect coffins are manufactured in Gloucester using en√iroboard, which utilises materials made from sustainably sourced wood fibre. The contemporary designed coffins are made in Oxford from sustainably sourced mdf.

Together, we are committed to providing you with a choice of high-quality products using the highest standards of craftsmanship. We use renewable and sustainable materials, and avoid the use of wood preparations and finishes that are harmful to the environment.

In addition to coffins, we offer ashes caskets, urns and scatter tubes, following the same principles. In many cases, these are available to match the coffin.

Coffin types and lining

The choice of coffin is a personal one. Here you’ll find examples of our wide range of options, but you may have something specific in mind that’s different to the ones shown below. We’re always happy to discuss the options and we’ll do our best to meet your request.

We also provide coffins for babies and infants.

Other aspects of planning the service

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Email or call us with your questions, queries and requirements. For urgent assistance, call us on 0118 957 3650 24 hours a day, seven days a week.