Eight Reasons For Buying A Memorial from a Member of the National Association of Memorial Masons

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Why Buy From Us

A memorial should be a lasting tribute perpetuating a life. It therefore needs to be well made and securely erected. Often it is difficult for a person buying a memorial to assess the quality and workmanship that should be expected. So, to avoid unnecessary future expense, regret or even distress, it is advisable to choose a memorial mason who is required to work to certain specified standards.

NAMM: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEMORIAL MASTERS

Choosing a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEMORIAL MASTERS (NAMM) offers the following safeguards:-

  • All members are expected to carry out memorial work to standards acceptable to the Association.
  • All members are skilled memorial masons with a full understanding of their craft and therefore capable of providing a proper aftercare services.
  • All members must be well established businesses with a proven trade record.
  • All members must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.
  • All members are required to have Public Liability insurance cover.
  • All members are encouraged to take part in training schemes, seminars, and craft competitions organised by the Association to promote high standards of craftsmanship.
  • All members are able to offer memorial insurance through schemes approved by the Association - these cover All Risks, including vandalism.
  • In the event of any problem arising, all members are bound by the findings of the Association's independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEMORIAL MASONS
27a Albert Street
Rugby CV21 2SG

Tel: 01788 542264
Fax: 01788 542276
E-mail: enquiries@namm.org.uk

Founded 1907
Founder Member of the International Monument
Member of the Council of British Funeral Services
Member of Euro-roc
Associate Member of the Confederation of Burial Services


BRAMM (BRITISH REGISTER OF ACCREDIT MASONS)

This scheme was set up in 2004 with the aim of establishing a network of nationally accredited businesses and registered fixers that will ultimately replace individual Registration Schemes.

Primary aims:

  • To establish a recognised uniform standard of workmanship and business practice throughout the UK.
  • To promote BRAMM Accredited Businesses and Registered Fixers.
  • To ensure all Businesses, Fixers and Burial Authorities on the BRAMM Register follow the current health and safety guidelines to protect both the public and their employees.
  • To ensure that BRAMM businesses give a guarantee of the stability of their memorial.
  • To ensure the Scheme will be effectively policed ensuring that acceptable standards of fixing are maintained.
  • To encourage on-going training and education within the memorial masonry industry.
  • To promote a closer working relationship between Memorial Masons and Burial Authorities.

BRAMM
c/o SLCC
8 The Crescent
Taunton
Somerset TA1 4EA

Tel: 01788 544963
Fax: 01823 253681
Email: bramm@bramm-uk.org