Additional Inscriptions
and Renovations

Adding wording to an existing memorial

Adding wording to an existing memorial is usually a pretty straight forward process. If the planning was done correctly at the time the headstone was done originally, there should be room to add what is required. If for some reason their is no or little space to add what you would like, we may be able to re surface the granite removing the inscription and start fresh with a new polished surface. We are one of the few that can do this inhouse giving us much more flexibility and options.

We have had over 40 years experience in renovations and adding inscriptions to all manner of memorials so there isn’t much we don’t know about getting the work done to a high standard, If there are any concerns we’ll let you know before we start.

This will normally involve us uplifting the memorial and bringing it back to our factory to have a full refurbishment and an inscription drafted to match the existing layout.

There are several factors that will determine how the process is approached, these include:

1. Which company did the original inscription/layout, If Banks Memorials did the original, we will have the original layout and information in our database ready to go. Trying to match other companies work can be more time consuming but we do it regularly with excellent results.

2. How old the memorial is with regard to the overall condition of the headstone.

3. Whether the original inscription has been a computer generated layout or and older hand cut style.

Another important thing to know for Council operated cemeteries is who is the ‘Burial Rights Holder’ (BRH), or owner of the plot. This information is now required to obtain a council permit to allow us to do the work.

We can assit with any questions you may have, just send a message in the ‘Send Message’ box below.


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If you would like more information about adding to existing headstones or require a quote, send a message and we will get back to you shortly.

Alli Campbell

"Everyone is absolutely amazed at the workmanship and the detail that has gone into this headstone, and Stephen's mates especially feel that it is a real fitting tribute to their mate."

Aea Lilo

"Thank you so much for the job you did on Mum's headstone. We were blown away when we unveiled on Saturday in front of family and friends and saw Mum's finished headstone for the first time-It surpassed our expectations and to hear the gasps of "WOW" speaks for itself. Your advice and professionalism made the process so much easier. Faafetai, faafetai, faafetai Tele lava. Thank you, Thank you, thank you so much."


"Thanks for making my wish come true. My brother would have loved the beautiful work you did. Thank you soo much again...His stone shines from the hill & and can be seen from afar which was the effect I was going for. So happy right now and it's made things easier on the family now that we have a beautiful stone that fits the beautiful person that left us."

Meg, Norfolk Island

"Thank you Greg, Laurie's headstone looks fantastic, we are all so pleased with it, and you got it up in time for his birthday. Many thanks for the wonderful job."


"Thank you very much for making the whole process so smooth. The plaque is perfect."

Anna Tetevano

"Everything arrived safely. Just want to say thank you for such a fantastic job. Me and my children were really pleased with the job."

The John Family

" It was so easy working with you as we put together mums headstone. Your patience with us, your professionalism and you timeliness as we tried to get it perfect was appreciated more than you can imagine. It is a beautiful headstone and we take such great pleasure in telling people who we used as well as seeing it every time we visit mum. Thank you once again"


"Absolutely delighted with the headstone...In fact everyone who has seen it says how lovely it is. Big thanks."


"Thank you from the bottom of my heart Greg....this is awesome and perfect."


"My hearty appreciation to you and your company for the excellent service and continuous support in meeting the expectations of my family with the headstone. I will certainly continue to utilise your service should any of my family members require a headstone in the future."


"Thanks for the email, and the headstone is just perfect. It's been a pleasure dealing with you."


Banks Memorials have been professional Monumental Masons since 1985 and have acquired a vast amount of knowledge and skills over this time. This is the sort of experience that can make a difference to the finished memorial.

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