Kerb Set Headstones

By C.J. Ball

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Explore our finely crafted memorials, skillfully sculpted by master stonemasons with a heritage tracing back to our establishment in 1929. These elegantly designed memorials present an ideal choice for cemeteries in Barry and the surrounding areas. Delve into the essence of our offerings below.

Kerb Set Headstones

Our Range

Crafted with meticulous care by our devoted team of skilled memorial stonemasons, our exquisite full-length kerb sets stand as a testament to their artistry.

A kerb set offers an elegant means to encircle the burial plot with grace, seamlessly integrating your chosen headstone and custom enhancements within harmonious stone borders. These boundaries come in a diverse range of styles, colours, and materials, allowing for a personalised touch that aligns with your unique vision.

For those seeking to infuse the burial plot with both aesthetic allure and a profound tribute to a cherished individual, choosing a kerb set is a fitting option. It serves as a truly personalised way to honour and commemorate your dearly departed loved one.

Browse the Range

Explore our beautiful selection of kerb set memorials, surpassing expectations in Barry and beyond. Search now to find the ideal tribute for your beloved

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Choosing the Perfect Kerb Set Headstone

With a varied range of designs and premium stone materials at your disposal, you can be confident that you’ll find the perfect kerb set style to meet your requirements and withstand the test of time.

A comprehensive kerb set gracefully delineates the boundaries of a grave, creating a visually pleasing presentation that allows you to pay tribute to and remember your dearly departed loved one, all while providing a tastefully adorned final resting place.

Since 1929, C.J. Ball has been a steadfast source of support for families in South Wales. We have established a memorial showroom in Barry, serving as a center of expertise and excellence in memorial services.

If you wish to delve deeper into full kerb sets or explore personalised design options, we warmly invite you to reach out to our compassionate team. Your inquiries will receive the utmost care and attention.

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Kerb Set Headstone Materials & Colours

The majority of our kerb sets are carefully crafted from granite and marble, selected for their outstanding resilience and effective ability to withstand outdoor conditions.

Granite and marble, both renowned for their captivating beauty, enduring durability, and minimal maintenance requirements, have proven to be highly suitable for kerb sets.

In our collection, granite materials are available in a diverse range of colors and hues, offering abundant choices to meet individual preferences.

Popular Kerb Set Headstone Materials

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour


Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour


Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

York Stone

Avon Grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

White Marble

Star Galaxy granite cremation memorial stone colour

Portland Stone

Brown granite cremation memorial stone colour

Forest of Dean Stone

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour


Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Nabresina Stone

Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Welsh Slate

Popular Kerb Set Headstone Colours

We offer a wide range of colours and shades, although options will be dependent on the memorial material that is used.

Below you can view an indication of the various colours and shades that are available in our granite and natural stone materials.

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour


Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Light Grey

Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Dark Grey

Avon Grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Avon Grey

Star Galaxy granite cremation memorial stone colour

Star Galaxy

Brown granite cremation memorial stone colour


Bahama Blue granite cremation memorial stone colour

Bahama Blue

Blue Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Blue Pearl

Ruby Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ruby Red

Balmoral Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Balmoral Red

Twilight Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Twilight Red

Teak granite cremation memorial stone colour


Pink granite cremation memorial stone colour


Emerald Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Emerald Pearl

Fir Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Fir Green

Imperial Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Imperial Green

Ocean Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ocean Green

Tropical Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Tropical Green

Yellow York Stone cremation memorial stone colour

Yellow (York Stone)

White sandstone cremation memorial stone colour


White Marble cremation memorial stone colour

White Marble

Contact Us

For any queries about our kerb set headstones please don’t hesitate to contact us using the form below.


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Fine-Craft Etching

for Kerb Set Headstones

Elevate the presence of a kerb set headstone by embellishing it with carefully crafted etchings featuring images or photographs. This infusion adds character, personality, and an unmatched sense of uniqueness.

Welsh three feathers symbol as a fine craft etching on a black granite stone cremation memorial

Why choose us

for your Kerb Set Headstone

  • Established memorial masons since 1929
  • Ability to create bespoke memorials with unrivalled craftsmanship
  • Nearly 100 years of industry experience
  • The C.J. Ball 30 year memorial guarantee
  • The C.J. Ball price promise
  • Fully accredited by BRAMM
  • A remarkable selection of colours, materials & styles
  • The Memorial Aftercare® service
  • Available home visit service
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Following the meticulous design and craftsmanship by our highly skilled memorial stonemasons, the next crucial step involves the expert installation of your kerb set headstone at your chosen burial site.

Drawing on our extensive knowledge of the cemeteries in and around Barry, we are uniquely positioned to offer expert guidance and recommendations on the most suitable types of kerb set headstones for various cemeteries and churchyards in the South Wales area.

When you entrust us with the installation of your kerb set headstone, you can find comfort in the assurance that your chosen memorial will be installed with the utmost precision and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

For more information, please feel free to reach out to us.

Welsh three feathers symbol as a fine craft etching on a black granite stone cremation memorial


The CJ Ball & Son Services

Memorial Insurance

We offer our customers a low price memorial insurance service called Stoneguard, which is an all-risk policy that covers your memorial in case of damage.

Memorial Aftercare©

We ensure that memorials are always kept tidy and protected against natural pollutants and weathering, giving you peace of mind.

Memorial Restoration

Our team of experienced memorial masons are experts in the restoration of memorials, using gentle yet efficient techniques, all at a fair price.

Home Visit

Our local advisors’ unique experience in memorials provides us with the knowledge to help you find the perfect commemoration for your loved ones.

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Kerb Set Headstone


How Do I Choose A Kerb Set For a Grave?

We understand that the wide range of kerb set styles that are available can make it difficult for people to know where they should begin.

Many of our customers find that requesting to download our brochure is a great place to start as this showcases some of the most popular kerb set styles, materials, and examples which can help narrow down your kerb set search and allow you to better understand which memorial types you prefer.

Browsing grave kerb sets at your local cemetery and online, or simply booking an appointment to speak through your options in detail with one of our advisors and to view example displays in person will also help you come to a suitable decision when considering your kerb set memorial options.

What Types of Kerb Sets Do You Offer?

Our highly skilled memorial masons are able to craft any type of kerb set for any grave size.

Headstones in a variety of stone materials, colours, and styles, such as hearts, books, curved arches, and more, can be incorporated into the design of any matching full kerb set.

You are welcome to present us with an example of a kerb set type that you have seen and our skilled team of memorial designers and stonemasons would be able to craft that particular design for you.

What Should I Look For When Choosing A Memorial Stonemason?

It is important to do your due diligence when searching for a reputable memorial stonemason company.

We would suggest that you research their monumental stonemasonry experience, accreditations, craftsmanship, quality of product, and knowledge of the specific cemetery you are purchasing a kerb set for. You want to feel confident and trusting in their masonry ability, as well as comfortable on a personal level – you can gauge this during your initial meets with their family advisors.

Furthermore, you will be expected to pay a deposit when you place your order, meaning it’s vital that you have complete confidence in the memorial stonemasons ability to complete and install the grave kerb set in your local memorial ground and remain in business so that you don’t end up in the unfortunate position of losing your deposit.

Choosing to go direct to an experienced and well established memorial mason rather than through an agent (such as a funeral director or other middle provider) will also allow you to communicate directly with the masons who are carving your kerb set and may potentially help you avoid any additional costs that may have otherwise been involved, such as commissions or extra charges a “middle-party” may apply.

Ultimately, you will benefit from peace of mind by choosing a long established memorial stonemason with a strong reputation.

Can You Help Me Choose A Kerb Set Memorial?

We can certainly go through your options in great detail to help you reach a decision on which kerb set type you should choose. We can highlight the benefits of different materials, show you a variety of kerb set designs and styles that meet your requirements, and discuss the range of colours and detailing options that are available for each particular kerb set.

With engraving, fine etching, aesthetically appealing border styles, and even bespoke Swarovski crystal designs available to beautifully finish the headstone or foot end of the kerb set, there are certainly plenty of options that we can show and discuss with you.

What Is The Best Material For A Kerb Set?

The best material to use depends on your choice of kerb set, the lettering, carving requirements, colour, tone, texture, and location. We offer all of the popular kerb set materials that you’d expect from any memorial stonemason, including granite, limestone, york stone, and more making a final decision on the colour of your book heads

How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Kerb Set?

The minimum amount of time that you should wait before installing a kerb set may be dependent on the cemetery.

In most cases, you can expect the cemetery or churchyard to request you wait somewhere in the region of 6-12 months, perhaps even longer, before installing a kerb set. This is because the burial plot requires enough time for the ground to fully settle before a headstone or full kerb set can be safely installed on or around the grave.

In any case, you may still be well advised to take plenty of time to thoroughly consider the kerb set you would like to choose.
There is certainly no rush and you want to ensure you make the best decision with regards to the style, material and any inscription, etching or design additions.

Can I Choose A Kerb Set That Isn’t In Your Brochure?

In the vast majority of cases the answer is yes. Our memorial stonemasons are very experienced and highly skilled, so we are able to meet bespoke requirements and recreate any kerb set design for any grave dimensions. Simply provide us with an image and/or an idea of what you are looking for, and we will do our very best to help.

How Long Does It Take For A Kerb Set To Be Made?

The design and creation of a cremation kerb set, its headstone or foot end, inscription or etching, and any intricate design additions is a highly skilled process, so we can expect it to take some time before the full kerb set is complete and ready for installation around the burial plot following the order – certainly several weeks, and perhaps months.

The timeframe will also depend on the current supply and demand of your chosen stone material – something that is often out of our control – so for a more accurate answer you will be best served by asking for an up-to-date estimated lead time at the time of order. We will always be transparent and will do our very best to provide you with a wait time that is as accurate as possible.

Can I Add Something To An Existing Kerb Set?

Yes, you can certainly add something to an existing kerb set provided there is adequate space available. This could be a special etching design, an additional inscription, a change of font, or the inclusion of a photo plaque or additional flower containers. Whatever it may be, we can discuss your requirements and confirm what kerb set amendments can be carried out and what we can do to achieve it.

What Is The Average Cost Of A Kerb Set?

It’s extremely difficult to state an average cost of a kerb set. This is because each kerb set is unique, and the cost will vary based on the size, material, kerb set type, and any bespoke additions that you would like included. For an accurate quote, we would advise you contact a representative so that we can take the specific details you require beforehand.

One thing we can confirm upfront is our price promise – we are confident that our prices are the most competitive around and offer a discount should a customer find the same quality product elsewhere, so long as it’s supplied by a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director.

Nevertheless, we guarantee that our prices are highly competitive, and we provide a price promise. If you discover a product of comparable quality from a recognised and reputable local memorial mason or funeral director at a lower cost, we will offer a discount on the price.

Can I Pre-Order A Kerb Set?

Yes, you can make prior arrangements for the purchase of any kerb set so that your wishes, or those of a loved one, are carried out exactly as requested. Many people choose their full kerb set in advance to lighten the burden that is placed on children, family members and close friends once they have passed.

Do You Offer A Guarantee With Your Kerb Set Headstones?

Certainly, all of our kerb set headstones as well as any other type of memorial come with our 30-year guarantee.

Do You Hold Any Memorial Accreditation?

Yes, we are BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) approved, and a registered and fully licensed memorial mason with nearly 100 years industry experience having first established ourselves way back in 1929.

Can I View Proofs Of The Kerb Set Headstone First?

Prior to production, we can supply you with design proofs of the kerb set headstone. In the event that you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the design, we can modify the layout or style until it aligns with your specifications. We recognise the importance of crafting the perfect kerb set headstone for you and your loved one and are dedicated to collaborating with you closely throughout the entire process.

Do You Ship Headstone Orders Overseas?

We have experience in shipping memorials overseas, but it’s important to note that there are additional expenses involved. These may include specialised packaging, insurance, and taxes or fees.