Peasgood & Skeates

Pricing & Legal Information

At Peasgood & Skeates we offer exceptional standards of care by our local, dedicated staff, there are many reasons to choose us to assist you.

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Pricing Information

We understand that bereavement is a difficult and distressing time and this may be the first time that you have had to choose a Funeral Director. If you are comparing prices, it is important to also compare the level of service that you will receive against ours.

 

We are a family owned business, trading independently since 1847, with a reputation and longevity built on striving for excellence. We deliver a traditional quality service with modern ways of working. We offer free confidential advice on funerals, memorials and pre-paid funeral planning.

We believe in clear and transparent pricing.

Our 24 hour, 365 days a year, telephone helpline, is staffed by fully trained, professional Funeral Managers who live and work in the local area.

Our facilities are first class and have benefitted from continuous investment.

We offer the opportunity to view our premises and meet our staff before you make a decision, if you so wish.

We have the utmost respect for the deceased and are committed to providing the very best service for the bereaved, including free professional bereavement support for our client families through SAIF Care.

We have a private Chapel of Rest for every funeral home – your loved one will always be close by.

We have our own fleet of high specification hearses and limousines, fully air conditioned for your comfort.

Our dedicated team is fully uniformed, highly experienced and all staff are trained through the Independent Funeral Directors College.

We are Members of SAIF – The Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors, and we are bound by their Quality Assurance Programme.

Standardised Price List

All funeral directors are legally required to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors.

ATTENDED FUNERAL (funeral director’s charges only) £2,050.00
Includes the following:
This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation. Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements. £480.00
Collecting and transporting the deceased person from the place of death (normally within 15 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care. £120.00
Care of the deceased person before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will be kept at the funeral director’s branch premises. £135.00
Providing an Elmdon coffin, this will be made from Elm wood effect veneer. £350.00
Viewing of the deceased person for family and friends, by appointment with the funeral director (where viewing is requested by the customer), Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. £45.00
At a date and time you agree with the funeral director, taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 20 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle. £920.00
UNATTENDED FUNERAL
This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.
Burial (funeral director’s charges only) £1,145.00
Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) ² £1,595.00
FEES YOU MUST PAY
For an Attended or Unattended burial funeral, the burial fee. ¹
In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee for local residents is: £520.00 to £1,508.00
For a new grave, you will also need to pay for the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you may need to pay a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.
For an Attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee. ²
In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation for local residents’ is: £809.00 to £999.00

Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director.

ADDITIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
This funeral director may be able to supply a range of optional, additional products and services, or to arrange (on your behalf) for a third party to supply them. Examples include:
Additional mileage (price per mile) £1.80
Additional transfers of the deceased person’s body (e.g. to their home, to a place of worship etc.) (price per transfer) Not offered
Collection and delivery of ashes £50.00
Embalming £120.00
Funeral officiant (e.g. celebrant, minister of religion etc.) £199.00 to £250.00
Services supplied outside of normal office hours (Prices on request)
Removal of deceased outside of normal working hours £210.00/£230.00 (B/Hol)

The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.

¹ This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.

² In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation.

Simple Funeral

This simple funeral includes popular options most commonly requested by our client families, with flexibility to add further options as detailed below.

Services included:
Local removal of the deceased during normal working hours from either private residence or hospital, to our private Chapel of Rest.
Provision of our professional services, facilities, advice and funeral arrangements.
A simple foil veneer wood effect coffin.
Preparation of the deceased and unlimited viewings at anytime, by appointment.
Transportation for the funeral by our hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery with four bearers and a funeral conductor in attendance.
Collection, collation and distribution of donations made in memory.
Collection of cremated remains and their return to our funeral home. £2,150.00

We will initially make all payments to clergy, crematorium or cemetery, doctors, newspapers etc., as required or instructed, and then itemise these on your account.

Further elements which can be added:
Embalming £120.00
Additional mileage £1.80 per mile after first 30 miles
Out of hours removal £210.00
Removal of deceased by another Funeral Director £at cost
Oversized or strengthened coffin £at cost
Additional bearers (if required) £65.00

Direct Cremation

With this option you have the flexibility to add further services, as detailed below.

Services included:
Local removal of the deceased during normal working hours from either private residence or hospital, to our private Chapel of Rest.
Provision of our professional services, facilities, advice and funeral arrangements.
A simple foil veneer wood effect coffin.
Preparation of the deceased and unlimited viewings at anytime, by appointment.
Transportation for the funeral by our hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery with four bearers and a funeral conductor in attendance.
Collection, collation and distribution of donations made in memory.
Collection of cremated remains and their return to our funeral home. £1,595.00
Further elements which can be added:
Collection of cremated remains and their return to our funeral home £50.00
Preparation of the deceased and viewings by appointment £130.00
Embalming £120.00
Additional mileage £1.80 per mile after first 30 miles
Out of hours removal £210.00
Removal of deceased by another FD £at cost
Oversized or strengthened coffin £at cost
Additional bearers (if required) £65.00

Bespoke Funeral

With our Bespoke Funeral, you can have the funeral you want with full flexibility to choose your preferred coffin, limousines and additional options from our full range of services.

Services Included:
Local removal of the deceased during normal working hours from either private residence or hospital, to our private Chapel of Rest.
Provision of our professional services, facilities, advice and funeral arrangements.
Preparation of the deceased and unlimited viewings at any time, by appointment.
Transportation for the funeral by our hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery with four bearers and a funeral conductor in attendance. This includes the option for the hearseto travel via a home address, then to a church, crematorium or cemetery, with a totaltravelling distance of thirty miles.
Collection, collation and distribution of donations made in memory.
Collection of cremated remains and their return to our funeral home. £2,050.00

Coffins & Caskets

Please add your choice of a coffin or casket from the list below

TRADITIONAL COFFINS
Chiltern Elm polished Elm veneered coffin £450.00
Chiltern Oak polished Oak veneered coffin £480.00
Chiltern Mahogany polished Mahogany veneered coffin £500.00
Traditional Knotted Oak veneered wax finished coffin £555.00
Canterbury polished Oak veneered panelled coffin £705.00
Tudor Rose polished Oak veneered rose panelled coffin £755.00
The Signature polished Oak veneered rose panelled coffin £ 905.00
Last Supper polished solid Oak last supper panelled coffin £1,290.00
Windsor polished solid Oak coffin £1,350.00
Cambridge polished solid Oak panelled coffin £1,510.00
OTHER COFFINS AND CASKETS
Cardboard coffins £350.00 to £450.00
Contemporary coffins £705.00 to £1,005.00
Environmental coffins £705.00 to £1,005.00
English caskets £1,350.00 to £2,165.00
American caskets from £1,800.00

We will initially make all payments to clergy, crematorium or cemetery, doctors, newspapers etc., as required or instructed, and then itemise these on your account.

Additional Options

LIMOUSINE/FLORAL HEARSE CHARGES
Limousine (seats up to 6 people) return journey of 30 miles £215.00
`S’ class limousine (seats 3/4 people) return journey of 30 miles £170.00
Additional limousine mileage (after the first 30 miles) £1.80p per mile
Floral hearse – for carriage of additional flowers £230.00
THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Conductor in attendance £110.00
REMOVAL OF DECEASED
After hours and weekends £210.00
Bank Holidays £230.00
Removals during working hours for another F.D. £230.00
Removals outside working hours for another F.D £250.00
ADDITIONAL MILEAGE (After the first 30 miles)
Up to 100 miles £1.80p per mile
100 to 300 miles £1.70p per mile
Over 300 miles £1.60p per mile
CORTEGE TO CHURCH OR TAKE HOME
Normal hours. £250.00
After hours. £275.00
Bank Holidays and Sundays. £300.00
HORSE-DRAWN FUNERALS
A 19th Century Hearse drawn by two plumed Friesian horses £1,075.00
A 19th Century Hearse drawn by four plumed Friesian horses £1,675.00

COLLECTION OF DONATIONS IN MEMORY

Collection and collation of cheques and cash, together with debit and credit card transactions made online.

Our bespoke In Memory pages also enable photographs and an obituary to be uploaded and messages of condolence to be left by donors.

Sending donations to the nominated charity/charities and sending the client a list of donors and any cards or messages received.

£25.00 all inclusive

ADDITIONAL FUNERAL CHARGES
For a Part Funeral on a following day £625.00
For a Saturday Funeral £675.00
For a Sunday or Bank Holiday Funeral £800.00
For a split funeral on the same day £275.00
For a Funeral exceeding 4 hours there may be an additional charge of £125. per hr.
CREMATED REMAINS (Funeral Directors charges only)
Polished solid wood casket with engraved name plate:-
Aston Oak Urn £100.00
Malvern Oak/Mahogany Urn £100.00
Transporting Cremated Remains to local churchyards, including plot preparation, with:
Staff in attendance £110.00
Weekend or after hours £160.00
PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT
Embalming £120.00
Embalming for transportation £195.00
Specialist treatment – charges on request

BESPOKE PERSONALISED
SERVICE SHEETS

Inclusive of bespoke layout and design by our in-house designers.

Liaison with Ministers, Celebrants, etc.

Proofing of the Service Sheet and delivery to the venue on the day of the funeral.

Photographs may be added at an additional cost of £35.00.

Quantity 4 Page 8 Page
50 copies £85.00 £125.00
75 copies £105.00 £145.00
100 copies £120.00 £165.00
150 copies £155.00 £200.00
200 copies £190.00 £240.00
250 copies £230.00 £280.00
300 copies £265.00 £325.00

Price Information for Crematoria Operators

Name of Crematoria Peak-Time Attended Service Non Peak-Time Attended Service Unattended Service
Cambridge £850.00 £620.00 £475.00
Cam Valley (Gt Chesterford) £880.00 £675.00 £450.00
Chelmsford £895.00 £n/a £775.00
Colchester £809.00 £n/a £530.00
Enfield £949.00 £750.00 £499.00
Parndon Wood (Harlow) £995.00 £760.00 £500.00
Forest Park (Hainault) £995.00 £700.00 £450.00
Three Counties (Braintree area) £999.00 £780.00 £499.00
West Suffolk (Bury St Edmunds) £999.00 £790.00 £500.00
Woollensbrook (Hertford) £985.00 £695.00 £500.00

Some crematoria offer reduced fees at non-peak times (which may vary). Please contact us for details. (All prices listed are based on a standard adult cremation).

Legal Information

TERMS OF BUSINESS

On acceptance of our written estimate of funeral costs, payment of a minimum deposit payment is required at least 3 days in advance of the date of the funeral. The amount of the deposit is set out below:

Attended & Bespoke Funerals: The total cost of all third party disbursements.

Unattended & Direct Cremation Funerals: 100% of the total cost of the written estimate.

We reserve the right to request 100% of the total cost of the written estimate, regardless of the type of funeral selected, under certain circumstances.

Any balance owed on the funeral account following receipt of all deposit payments made, will be due strictly 30 days from the date of our funeral invoice.

If the account remains unpaid after three months, Peasgood & Skeates reserves the right to charge interest to the account from the invoice date at a rate of 2% per calendar month, plus any costs incurred in the recovery of the debt.

DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Peasgood & Skeates is a trading name of Daniel Robinson & Sons Ltd., that is the ultimate business owner.
Company Registration Number: 455065.  Registered office: 79/81 South Street, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 3AL.  01279 655477
Peasgood & Skeates’ principal office address is: Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, CB11 3AQ.  01799 523314

There is no business or material financial interest in a price comparison website.

CHARITABLE DONATIONS
17.06.2021 to 30.09.2021

There has been no material charitable donation to a third party. There has been no charitable contribution or payment of gratuity to a third party.

Our Price List

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We aim to be for all the communities we serve, the people to turn to in time of bereavement; to ensure, by our wholehearted commitment, that every funeral is carried out to the highest possible standard; and to be available to offer advice, support and assistance at all times.