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Our Coffin Cover for Bradford Funerals: Environmentally Friendly Cremations and Burials

Nowadays, it is possible to minimise the carbon footprint and cost of a funeral, without compromising on aesthetics as far as the appearance of the coffin is concerned. Available for funerals held in Bradford and across the United Kingdom, our patented casket cover consists of a beautiful external shell manufactured from high-quality oak veneer panels, designed to conceal a more environmentally friendly inner casket when used for traditional funeral services.

If you would like to give a close relative the dignified send off they deserve, at the same time as minimising wastage from the burning or burying of expensive materials, our external coffin cover provides you with the perfect solution. The internal coffin that it conceals can be made of tough cardboard or an eco-friendly composite material, strong enough to perform the function of a conventional wooden casket.

How Does Our Casket Cover in Bradford Work?

The outer cover, made from oak veneer panels that are polished to a high gloss finish, does not actually contain the body of the deceased: it is the simple internal casket that serves this important purpose. For a cremation, the internal casket is removed and placed in the furnace following the service; the external cover is then reused. For burials, the internal casket is removed after the service and before the coffin is lowered into the ground, which means those who are invited to attend the interment will see the internal casket. However, precise arrangements may vary from one service to the next so if there is something in particular you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to call or email us at any time.

The internal coffins we use are constructed from Toughwall – export strength, double thickness corrugated cardboard – and feature extra internal lining to reinforce the bases. As such, they are eminently suitable for all types of funerals and, when used in conjunction with our patented coffin cover in Bradford, will enable you to hold a respectful service that is environmentally friendly too. Our internal caskets are also available on their own, for woodland and other alternative funeral services in the UK, and can be painted if desired. For further details, please contact us at your convenience.

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What does it cost?

For the outer cover, there is no charge, as these items belong to the funeral director and will be used again. The only items that a family must purchase are the:

  • elasticated frill
  • pillow support
  • the simple internal coffin
  • two plaques for identification purposes
  • waterproof lining

The cost for these items and a proportion of the funeral director’s overheads will be charged accordingly. Joseph A Hey & Son can also provide a gown or robe at an additional cost.

Why Choose Us for Your Casket Cover in Braford?

At Joseph A Hey & Son Ltd, we’ve been arranging bespoke and dignified funerals for Bradford residents since 1908, and we still remain an independent, family-run business that maintains strong ties with the local community. We want to make sure that everybody in our local area can get the send-off they deserve regardless of their budget, which is why we’re always thinking of new ways to go the extra mile for our clients.

With a casket cover from one of Bradford’s longest-serving funeral directors, you can have a dignified send-off while securing peace of mind that you’re helping the environment. Plus, as mentioned above, we can paint your coffin cover to suit your stylistic preferences. We can handle every aspect of your funeral, so if you want to learn more about our casket covers in Bradford as well as our range of comprehensive services, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


The Code of Cremation Practice set out by the Federation of British Cremation Authorities is very strict and requires that “… the coffin and its contents shall be put into the cremator exactly as they have been received on the catafalque”. (The catafalque is the platform on which the coffin lies at the front of the chapel.)

The external Coffin Cover is a shell that surrounds the actual coffin that carries the deceased. The Coffin Cover can be removed in much the same way as a flag that may cover a coffin at the funeral.

“If a coffin is encased, the cover and the coffin must bear adequate identity of the deceased person … When a re-usable coffin cover is used to encase a coffin, a signed authority must be given by the Applicant (executor or next of kin) for the cremation authorising its use and consenting to its subsequent removal from the Crematorium.”

Almost every aspect has been thought of before – the internal coffin, the open casket, the biodegradable coffin, the outer cover – but this is the first time everything has been brought together in one unique and dignified arrangement.

A The Coffin Cover is a unique concept with all the designs registered with Patents pending. Contact Joseph A. Hey & Son Ltd, 470 Great Horton Road, Bradford BD7 3HR Tel 01274 571021. If you feel that the Coffin Coverarrangement is the right option for you or your family, contact your local funeral director and ask them if they can provide the service.

The internal coffin is available separately and can be purchased from an authorised Funeral Director or from Joseph A. Hey & Son directly by post – Tel 01274 571021.

Please note: in the interests of public safety orders will only be accepted if payment is received in full by credit/debit card and a verifiable fixed line telephone number is received.

Presently, two sizes of internal coffin are available:

6’2” in length, 22” wide and 13″ deep, or

6’2” in length, 20” wide and 12″ deep.

For a person who may be larger than the sizes shown, the family would need to purchase a traditional coffin of the appropriate size.

Do you still have questions about the coffin cover for funeral services in England? Contact our staff today for more information.

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