Coffins, Caskets & Urns
Here at W.R.R. Pugh & Son we have connections with some of the best suppliers around the country who provide us with goods and services of the highest quality. We have a wide selection of coffins, urns and caskets available. Our funeral directors will take you to our showroom and explain the different options available during the initial funeral arrangements.
If you’re looking for something more environmentally friendly, we have an excellent range from LifeArt that can, if you wish, be personalised with a design of your choosing.
Another company we work closely with is Ecoffins, established over 20 years ago with an excellent reputation for making environmentally friendly coffins.
LifeArt coffins – made in Gloucester
As your funeral director, we’re here to help you make informed choices about the way you say goodbye to a loved one. Since the 1980’s most are made from veneered oak chipboard, or MDF and come with single use plastic handles and fittings.
That is why we have partnered with LifeArt Coffins to offer a range of traditional and personalised coffins that are much better for the environment. With LifeArt, it’s possible to minimise a loved one’s final footprint and say goodbye with dignity and respect.
LifeArt coffins still contain the same % of wood as a chipboard/MDF coffin, but use a corrugated board so it also means a lot less trees are needed. All wood fibre is sourced from suppliers accredited by sustainable forestry programs such as PEFC or FSC and contains a mix of virgin, recovered and recycled fibre.
Emit up to 87% less greenhouse gas emissions*
Use up to 80% fewer trees**
We offer a range of LifeArt’s coffins including:
Heritage - traditional timber finishes, so realistic only the environment can tell the difference
Collections - an array of stylish and elegant visual designs, reflecting the diversity of life
EarthCare - practical and dignified printed and unprinted natural board
*based on a full life cycle analysis including emissions from cremation, expressed as kg of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per coffin. Cremation tests comparing empty coffins of particleboard/MDF with LifeArt coffins were replicated 6 times. Data available at www.LifeArt.com.
**Between 55% and 80% fewer trees are used to produce a LifeArt coffin compared to veneered coffins made from MDF or particleboard.
Ecoffins is a family owned business based near Sittingbourne in Kent. They have been producing hand woven, environmentally friendly coffins for nearly 20 years. All their Ecoffins products are made out of highly renewable and sustainable materials, such as bamboo, willow or recycled cardboard.
Ecoffins is committed to producing their coffins in the most ethical way possible. They gained World Fair Trade Organisation accreditation in 2007, the only coffin manufacturer in the world to do so. Their woven coffins are entirely handmade and are 100% natural and bio-degradable with no plastic, metals, screws or staples used in their construction. They are ideal for natural burial but also produce less harmful emissions during cremation.
In the increasingly environmentally-conscious world we live in, Ecoffins can help those that have lived their lives respecting the environment on their final journey to leave a lasting eco-friendly legacy, whatever setting they choose.
Contact our Office if you would like to view our showroom.