A step-by-step guide to dealing with the process of monument design

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Monuments & Memorials

At Markovski Memorials, we approach all projects knowing that each client will have their own individual ideas and family requirements; and that our role (and responsibility) is to thoroughly understand and sensitively respond to their exact monument needs and design preferences.

Gravestone Inscriptions

Once you have carefully chosen the words of tribute that you wish to appear on a new or existing headstone (or any other part of a loved one’s grave), some key design steps need to be taken before any engraving work can begin.

Renovations & Restorations

You may have an aging memorial in need of maintenance or renovation; a new inscription to add to an existing headstone for a recently deceased family member; or a simple desire to adorn your grave site with special accessories ~ like a photograph, bronze lamp or container for flowers.

Every commemorative monument we create is custom-made to order

At Markovski Memorials, we approach all projects knowing that each client will have their own individual ideas and family requirements; and that our role (and responsibility) is to thoroughly understand and sensitively respond to their exact monument needs and design preferences.

It may be to create a simple bronze plaque set in an elegant block of granite; a beautifully inscribed headstone & base tribute to appropriately mark a cemetery lawn urn site; or a single, double (or larger) gravestone to fully cover and adorn a place of burial.

Whatever the final decision is on what is most fitting, we make it our business to ensure that every CAD-designed element is crafted with precision by skilled artisans with a keen eye for detail; and custom-made to order under the strictest quality control procedures. Which is why our workmanship is guaranteed.

Through using only the highest grade materials and an optimal blend of traditional stonemasonry techniques and modern technologies, you can not only expect your memorial to stand the test of time, but also leave a loving and lasting legacy for future generations to pay their respects and explore their ancestry.

We happily offer all clients a Complimentary Candlebox to place on their burial site while they are waiting for their memorial to be finished and finally installed.

Precision is everything with crafting the lettering & layout of your gravestone tribute

Once you have carefully chosen the words of tribute that you wish to appear on a new or existing headstone (or any other part of a loved one’s grave), some key design steps need to be taken before any engraving work can begin.

Inscriptions can be created in virtually any font, style or language; and incorporate durable lettering finishes ranging from special paints to premium 23 carat gold leaf. So it is fundamentally important that you can view your alternatives; accurately assess how your preferred choice will look; and be 100% certain that the length of your commemorative message fits perfectly within the available space of your selected headstone or plaque.

PRECISION CAD PROOFS TO REVIEW AND REFINE
On every project, large or small, Markovski Memorials prepares precise CAD-designed proofs that allow all family members involved in the decision making process to review and check every element of the lettering, wording and layout; and request any refinement, deletion or addition to be made. To us, it’s never about rushing clients to sign off on anything ~ and all about ensuring there is complete consensus and confidence that every aspect is correct in every detail.the available space of your selected headstone or plaque.

Be assured, we triple check the approved final art of all designs before engraving.

MEMORIALS HAVE NO ROOM FOR ERROR
Every artisan we employ to skilfully craft your inscription knows that memorial engravings are permanent; and that, to properly respect and honour a passed life, there is no room for error. Every letter of every word must be perfectly formed; and every design layout must be meticulously followed.

It’s painstaking work that takes time. But on every project, it’s an artistic endeavour that we take great pride in getting just right.

We’re geared to assist you with updating or restoring any existing gravestone

You may have an aging memorial in need of maintenance or renovation; a new inscription to add to an existing headstone for a recently deceased family member; or a simple desire to adorn your grave site with special accessories ~ like a photograph, bronze lamp or container for flowers.

Alternatively, you may be wishing to remove the distress of seeing a once beautiful and intact family monument in a battered (or broken) state of disrepair ~ and require professional restoration works to be performed. Whichever is the case, you can count on the experienced team at Markovski Memorials to help you achieve an excellent outcome.

OUR RENOVATION & RESTORATION SERVICE
In returning your single, double or lawn monument back to its original state (and former glory) our trusted service can include any combination of repairing damage to foundations; replacing chipped or cracked stone; repainting or re-gilding faded lettering; and rejuvenating all monument surfaces with a thorough clean. So we’re equipped to expertly address all your potential maintenance needs.

Importantly, we are also CM3 certified to conduct all renovation and restoration work on-site in all cemeteries throughout Victoria. Which means we’re always in a position to perform our job with minimal disturbance to (and maximum respect for) the sanctity of your family memorial.

ADDING AN ADDITIONAL HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION
This specialist service can again be done on-site (in any language or font) where you have an existing headstone with unused space allocated for the future inclusion of inscriptions for additional family members.

Here, you’ll have a personal consultant to support and assist you with choosing your words of tribute; a full range of fonts, engraving styles and materials to select from (including premium 23 carat gold leaf); and a design team who’ll carefully ensure that the layout and lettering of your new inscription not only perfectly fits the available space, but respectfully co-ordinates with (and complements) what already exists.

Should you also wish to include a framed or etched photograph, religious icon or special graphic symbol, we’ll simply make it an integral part of the process.

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