COVID-19 Information

Funeral Directors Redfield

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COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

This is a very concerning time for everyone right now. We want to reassure you that we are continuing to take the greatest care of our families and arrange funerals in the best possible way. We are keeping up to date with the latest government guidance on funerals and will keep our families informed of any changes.

If someone has passed away at home.

Please contact us at any time, we still cover a 24hr service. We will ask you for the normal information, but we will now also include asking if you know if the deceased or anyone in the property has tested positive for coronavirus. When we arrive, our men will be wearing PPE as a standard precaution, in the event that someone could be asymptomatic. We ask that you follow social distancing whilst our staff are with you.

Arranging the funeral

Where possible we are trying to keep you safe as well as our staff. We will arrange funerals over the phone wherever possible, to minimise contact. Once done we will send the funeral director to your home to hand you the paperwork that has been completed, it will be clearly labelled for you to sign. It is nice for you to meet the funeral director so you know who will be looking after you on the day of the funeral.

If you come to the funeral home to sign the paperwork then you will be asked to wear a mask and sanitise your hands.

All paperwork will be laid out ready for you visit and clearly marked for signing.

  • There are gloves if you wish, masks and automatic hand sanitiser are available in reception.
  • No more than 2 clients may visit the home at any time.
  • We regularly clean all surfaces in the funeral home and use a sanitising fogging machine to sanitise the air.

Note:

During this lockdown we are not offering limousines on funerals. We will bring the hearse to an address should family want to follow to the crematorium.
If the deceased has been tested positive for COVID-19 then due to the airborne nature of the virus we cannot permit visiting in the chapel.
We also cannot take fingerprints for jewellery but you do have the option of ashes into glass keepsakes.

We apologise for any additional stress this may cause but we have a duty of care to you our client and also to the health and safety of our staff.

Funeral Directors Redfield

Searching for funeral directors in Redfield? Either to plan the funeral of a loved one or to make the arrangements for your own funeral when the time comes? Let Brunel Funeral Directors help.

We have a bright and welcoming funeral home in Westbury on Trym (just a 15-minute drive from Redfield) and have been supporting bereaved families in our local community for more than 45 years.

As independent funeral directors, we recognise that everyone is different. We all deal with grief in our own way, and whilst some people want a traditional ceremony, others would prefer a simple, fuss-free send-off.

To find out more about the services we provide, and how our funeral directors near Redfield can help you, call 0117 374 2002.

What we do

Here at Brunel Funeral Directors, we understand that planning a funeral isn’t easy. However, something that makes us stand out from other funeral directors in Redfield is that we refuse to rush our families.

Losing someone you love can be hard to comprehend, so take as long as you need. Our team is here to support you every step of the way and to ease the burden at this emotional time.

Funeral arrangements

When it comes to organising a funeral, there is a lot to consider (and get right) to ensure you give your loved one the send-off they deserve. It’s for this reason that many people seek assistance from our funeral directors near Redfield.

At Brunel Funeral Directors, we will work closely with you and your family, and provide everything you need for the perfect funeral – taking into consideration the deceased’s wishes too.

We offer a variety of funeral services and packages, including:

  • The Brunel Cremation – a simple 20-minute service delivered with complete compassion and care. The price also includes the conveyancing of the deceased to our funeral home, preparation of the body for the service and viewings, a hearse, and bearers.
  • Direct Cremation – a simple yet dignified service with no minister, attendees, or ceremony. Just the funeral staff are present. It provides an affordable alternative to a full funeral service and is ideal if the descendant wanted a low-key send-off.
  • The Bespoke Service – this package is perfect if you want to personalise the funeral with a specialist hearse and coffin. Though the price can vary depending on the items you select, our fees are transparent and we will always discuss your options and choices before offering a tailored quote.

Unsure which package is right for your loved one? Feel free to book an appointment to come and visit our funeral home. Here, we will gladly talk you through the different options over a cup of tea, and assist you with the funeral arrangements.

Additional funeral services

All funeral directors in Redfield should arrange care for the deceased, offer guidance and bereavement support to you and your family, and help with the funeral arrangements. But here at Brunel Funeral Directors, we do so much more than that.

Our team can take care of the floral arrangements on your behalf. Whether it be a single posy, coffin sprays, shaped tributes, numbers or wreaths – just let us know what you want, and we’ll have them prepared for the day of the funeral. You can also have the flowers sent to our funeral home if that’s easier.

Scatter tubes and caskets are available too. You will find a selection of these on our website, we also have a vast range at our funeral home so, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please get in touch.

As well as scatter tubes and caskets, we provide keepsakes, such as glass pebbles and paperweights, fingerprint jewellery, and memory teddies. And like most funeral directors in Redfield, we offer a full masonry service, including an assortment of headstones and font styles.

Funeral plans

Thinking ahead and planning your funeral is a sensible thing to do.

Not only can you relax knowing you have the costs covered in the event of your death – saving your family the financial burden and stress – but it also gives you the option to choose the service you want, which music you’d like to be played (either on CD or the organ), and the type of coffin.

Here at Brunel Funeral Directors, we provide pre-paid funeral plans from Golden Leaves. In terms of paying for the funeral, you can either pay in one lump sum or monthly instalments to spread the cost out over a fixed term. It’s entirely up to you. But the best thing about our pre-paid plans is that the price remains the same, regardless of inflation!

If you have any questions about our funeral plans from Golden Leaves or want to get started, be sure to speak with our funeral directors near Redfield today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do funeral directors in Redfield charge?

Funeral directors’ fees are typically the most expensive part of the funeral, accounting for between 50-60% of the costs. However, the price you pay can vary depending on numerous factors – including your location and the specific funeral arrangements.

As with most things, funerals are more expensive in the South than in the North, which means you can expect funeral directors in Redfield to charge less than funeral directors in London, for instance.

Whilst most funeral directors collect, store, prepare and deliver the body to the cemetery or crematorium, some may provide a simple ceremony too.

In most cases, additional services and items such as flowers, memorabilia, specialist hearses, and masonry will be charged separately. And depending on the options you choose, the costs can quickly add up.

With that said, it’s always worth finding out exactly what’s included in the overall price before you make your mind up.

Local independent funeral directors are usually cheaper than national chains. So, if you’re looking for funeral directors in Redfield or nearby, be sure to get a quote from Brunel Funeral Directors.

Which funeral service is best?

Whether you’re making the arrangements for yourself or a loved one, deciding between a burial and cremation service can be tricky. But our funeral directors near Redfield are here to help.

In the UK, almost 75% of funerals involve a cremation, which is usually the cheapest option of the two.

With cremation services, the ashes are collected before the next coffin enters. These can then be scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at the crematorium, placed into an urn or casket, or scattered in a special place at a later date.

Our Brunel Cremation involves a simple, dignified service, whereas the Direct Cremation is a more affordable alternative with no mourners, minister or ceremony.

A burial, on the other hand, usually involves a traditional ceremony where the deceased will be placed into a coffin that’s sealed, before being lowered into the ground. There are several options for customising the service – including specialist transport, bespoke floral tributes, music, readings and the eulogy.

The fee includes a coffin, headstone, and cemetery or grave plot, meaning friends and family can visit the gravesite whenever they like – giving them closure.

If you’d like to discuss the options available with our funeral directors near Redfield, call 0117 374 2002.

Is it worth taking out a pre-paid funeral plan?

With the rising costs of funerals, increasingly more people are opting to take out a pre-paid funeral and pay for the funeral they want in advance. But the question is: should you consider one?

Pre-paid funeral plans typically allow anyone over the age of 50 to pay for and make the arrangements for their own funeral – saving loved ones the financial stress and heartache of organising every aspect.

At Brunel Funeral Directors, we offer pre-paid plans from Golden Leaves. Although we always advise you take a funeral plan out if you have the savings to do so, there are several payment options available that can help spread the cost. Meaning you pay for the funeral you would like (not what your family and friends think you would like) at today’s rates. Plus, you needn’t worry about the cost changing due to inflation.

For more information about our funeral plans, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our funeral directors near Redfield.

Get in touch

At Brunel Funeral Directors, we are here to guide you one step at a time. We will help with the funeral arrangements – ensuring that your loved one gets the send-off they would have wanted – and are on hand to provide bereavement support for as long as you need. That includes after the funeral has taken place.

For more information about our funeral services and packages, call 0117 374 2002, email admin@brunelfd.co.uk, or fill out the enquiry form, and we’ll be in touch.

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