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™ Winter 2010 Edition A brief pictorial overview celebration of the design and British manufacturing works of welters® organisation. The manufacturing skills and welters® achievements of organisation in service to Local Authority facilitators in the bereavement services industry in Great Britain over the last 21 years.



The Ar tfor m of Design Solutions Delivered




Index Cemetery Village .......................... page 2

Burial Chambers ................... page 11

Bronze and Glass ......................... .page 19

Emankment Mausolea ..................... page 6

Sarcophagi ................. page 12

Stock Availability .................. page 20

Family Mausolea ..................... page 7 Decorative Stone Mausolea ..................... page 8 Community Mausolea ..................... page 9 Side Charging Mausolea ................... page 10

Memorialisation and Safe Systems ............. page 13 Granite Book Memorial .................... page 16

Lake Restoration ................ page 26

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Child and Baby Gardens ..................... page 17 welters® Training Services ..................... page 18



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Cemetery Village® welters® have, over many years, created and coordinated the most comprehensive collection of inspiring Interment Solutions. The exhilarating combination of product collection combines to exhibit an environment of true excellence in terms of design and ongoing operational management advantage. Previous industry procedures and working practices can be rendered obsolete and disadvantageous in terms of a true understanding of the requirements of the bereaved and sound business management. The culmination of welters® research and development in this funeral related market sector is the welters® Cemetery Village®. welters® operate the Cemetery Village® intellectual property in a variety of ways: 1 – Provision and installation of the systems to cemetery operators as a capital project. 2 – Installation of systems owned and operated by welters® in partnership with other land owners 3 – welters® licensing of intellectual property under franchise packages with production tooling issued as required


Part of welters® Funeral Experience

Cemetery Village® Advantages: - Carbon neutral due to the savings in terms of environmental impact - Fulfils Health and Safety solutions previously unattainable - Avoids ground water pollution - Easy to install - No digging for interments - Easy maintenance – no grass cutting - Clean funerals – no mud - Can allow metal caskets - Exhumation easier - No disturbance to surrounding trees - Instant use - No shoring - Less risk to operatives - No mechanical digger required - Staff can be smartly dressed Families can place memorials immediately - Burial rights can be ore-purchased in advance or booked in the same day with no notice - Re-opening of graves for second interment does not disturb other graves - Graves always presentable whatever time of year - Visitors to graves do not get wet or muddy feet - Greater choice of memorials - Can be used in previously unsuitable burial land 3

Part of welters® Funeral Experience

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Part of welters速 Funeral Experience

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Part of welters速 Funeral Experience

Mausolea One of the most significant and outstanding contributions that welters® have made in the design and provision of cemetery architecture in respect of essential land use thinking and response to cultural demand, has been the design, manufacture and maintenance delivery programmes for ongoing above ground interment through the provision of mausolea. By definition, the mausolea shown are for full body interment in coffins or caskets and range through community designs to substanation individual family mausolea and individual sarcophogai. The use of these facilities provide important response at affordable levels to a veriety of cultural needs whilst facilitating, through the use of welters® expertise, land use solutions which have previously failed to be achieved by land owners and managers.


Embankment Community Mausolea


Family Mausolea


Decorative Stone Mausolea


Community Mausolea


Side Charging Mausolea

Burial Chambers welters® have, over many years, produced a wide range of burial chambers to a variety of specifications and dimensions specifically to suit varied cultural and religious needs. These chambers are designed to respond to each and every operational management requirement and appropriate ground and environmental situations. The full body burial chambers can facilitate interment in coffins or caskets and also have the benefit of internal division facility for cremated remains and child interment. Additionally, specific chambers are manufactured for cremated remains gardens and again, are varied in design and size for incorporation into below ground systems and also above ground niche wall and architectural features.


Part of welters® Funeral Experience

Sarcophagi The welters速 sarcophagi have been developed into a full design range incorporating many design options and serve to provide an interment facility for above ground only committal or above and below to multiple depth as required. The sarcophagi footprint can be single, double, or as required. The full range of welters safe memorial systems and can be applied to embellish the units.


Part of welters速 Funeral Experience

Memorialisation - Safe Systems It is now some 21 years since welters® organisation designed, developed and manufactured, initially for the Corporation of London, the welters® Classic Safe Memorial Systems. Interestingly, this work, following three generations of City Livery participation, formed the experience base upon which the various thought processes merged to create probably the most influential and solution resolving programme within the management of interment and memorial procedures. The solutions which have by now become common place, designed out the certainty that the traditional lawn type vertical headstone presented in terms of ongoing management risk analysis and control to ensure ongoing compliance with health and safety legislation. Equally, the incorporation of the memorial housing system as being part of the foundation of the grave and hence remaining the property of the Cemetery Authority, initiated an outstanding breakthrough in the legal relationships between all the parties involved in the process. The overwhelming success of the systems concept caused welters® to develop the design range laterally and it today embraces many variations for almost every potential requirement and location.


Part of welters® Funeral Experience

Memorialisation - Safe Systems IThe welters速 Classic Systems have been created for, not only full body burial but cremated remains interment and are now available in a wide range of materials including granite. The Classic designs frequently feature within welters速 Cemetery Village速 installations.


Part of welters速 Funeral Experience

Memorialisation - Safe Systems

welters速 ability to design and manufacture elements in harmony with existing architecture is well established. The Royale Memorial System is unique and forms parts of the welters Heritage List safe system where the memorial is tenoned into the substantial riser block foundation for absolute safety and security. The unit is seen here with placed upon the foundation raft and incorporated the removable garden frame which is not only an attractive facility but provides essential management control

Granite Classic Systems over burial chambers


Part of welters速 Funeral Experience

Granite Book Memorials


Part of welters速 Funeral Experience

Child and Baby Gardens


Education and Training


Bronze and Glass In response to the request of discerning clients, welters® engineering division, which historically produced amongst other funereal artifacts, their range of cremation caskets, has designed and manufactured the ultimate bronze full body interment casket for use in mausolea, sarcophagi and burial chambers. These beautifully bespoke caskets provide the ultimate touch of distinction to the welters® Funeral Experience™. In balance and harmony with the use of traditional materials and engineering procedures, the Cemetery Village® elements are often combined with tablature and murals containing modern and uplifting visuals in glass.


Stock Availability and Support welters速 manufacturing facility provides industry stock support to ensure smooth on demand services if required. Full management, maintenance and support services are provided through our directly employed teams.


Lake Creation and Restoration

welters速 design, build and restore lakes and water systems for cemetery and memorial schemes as an extension to their historic expertise in land drainage and landscape water engineering projects.


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Government World Magazine showcases the work and creative energies of the welters Organisation within Government and Local Authorities.