A direct cremation is a simple, dignified option from Houghtons in which a deceased is cremated without a funeral service or ceremony. Sometimes it is known as an unattended cremation or simple cremation and is our lowest cost cremation service. This option can make savings of hundreds and in some cases thousands of pounds compared to some traditional and simple service funeral costs.
Just because no one is to attend the service it doesn't mean that there is a reduction of our standards or care. Every deceased in our care is treated with the upmost of dignity and respect. The deceased will be brought into our care in one of our private ambulances during normal office hours and cared for while the administration and documentation element is completed. We will provide a nice and simple coffin and we will notify you of the committal date and time so that when we attend the crematorium with our jaguar hearse and bearers your thoughts can be with the deceased knowing that your and their wishes are being undertaken with dignity and care.
The total cost of our direct cremation is £999 (to be paid before the funeral) and includes the cremation fee, the doctor's fee if applicable (currently £82), a simple coffin, hearse and bearers.
Please note - when due to circumstances beyond our control it may be necessary and we reserve the right to substitute the hearse with another vehicle such as a hearsette and If someone is to be brought into our care between 4:30pm - 9:30am Monday - Friday, Saturday or Sunday then there will be an additional out of office hours charge of £125.
If you would like any further information please contact us and we will be more than happy to give advice and all options available.