For families living off mainland New Zealand, arrangements for memorials can be slightly different to other areas, posing certain logistical questions and concerns.
One of the most common enquiries concerning memorials is the transportation of headstones from mainland New Zealand to the Pacific Islands.
Who Can Provide Shipping for Headstones?
Sanctuary Memorials provide the largest range of custom granite and marble headstones in the Auckland region. With 20 years of experience in the industry, the company offers a wealth of knowledge and experience from a compassionate team of professionals.
Sanctuary Memorials can assist with shipping headstones within the Pacific Island region, for those living off mainland New Zealand. Read on for some practical advice and information about transporting a headstone.
Advice for Shipping Headstones from New Zealand
The most common areas of concern related to the shipping of headstones include cost of transportation and the risk of damage occurring to the item during its travel.
A reputable memorial company will ensure all precautions are taken to guarantee memorials arrive at their location safely and undamaged. Make sure the company you are working with uses proper packaging, such as coating and strapping systems to protect the piece.
Insurance should be included in your costs to cover shipping; right up until the boat reaches its port. Installation instructions and materials will also be included with the shipped headstone, for your convenience.
Headstones at Showroom Prices, Even When Shipped
At Sanctuary Memorials, our headstone prices include either shipping or installation cost. Pricing will not shift from showroom floor prices when shipping to the Pacific Islands or Australia.
For more information about shipping a headstone from New Zealand to the Pacific Islands, contact the team at Sanctuary Memorials. You may also like to see some samples of high quality memorials from the showroom.