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We always appreciate feedback from clients when a job is completed but the one sent in this week (early September 2020) left us speechless and humbled.

2 Graves and 5 *****

For ages I was wondering how I could get my two family graves, (neglected from the 1950s) rebuilt and cleaned. I checked all kinds of ideas but luckily enough, thanks to googling ‘Tidy graves’ I spotted the ‘We Tidy Graves’ web link. I couldn’t believe it when I discovered it was based in N. Ireland. I phoned the contact phone number and as if by magic the nightmare challenge was over and the smooth process turned into a beautiful dream.

Andrew’s family business was so professional in every aspect of the process: - clarity and effectiveness of communication; timescale; knowledge, personal empathy and onsite skills.

Added to this was Andrew and his son’s deep personal desire and drive to achieve perfection in their work and the noticeable satisfaction they shared with me in a great outcome that reflected that perfection.

I cannot thank them enough for all they have achieved. Now I take pleasure in sharing my experience with all my friends, and all those who have family graves that require professional attention, so that they too may benefit from this great service.

Paddy McG     Portstewart



In Belfast's City cemetery there are many gravesides which are in need of major renovations and the City Council have had to take safety measures to ensure that the general public do not get injured. Some of the monuments are surrounded by hazard tape and bright orange fencing to  warn people that the grave is liable to collapse. Such was the example taken on by the We Tidy Graves team recently.

A tall column monument was resting on what appeared to be a few bricks from the original foundation. This has to be made safe. Along with the huge kerbstones on this graveside , one of which had been pushed over by the roots of a tree. The photographs here show in progression the transformation of the graveside. 

In many new sections of cemeteries there are restriction on the size of surrounds permitted to jut out from the headstone. The size is often limited to 3 feet, and at We Tidy Graves we offer a competitively-priced alternative. The price of marble surrounds can be substantial but the concrete screed version can be constructed from only £200. Contact us on 07718282816


Laying grass does give great neat results to a grave makeover especially after a recent burial. The roll-out grass/turf does need some TLC during the "bedding-in" period and this means a lot of water. Sometimes in Summer this can be quite challenging but this years very wet summer in Northern Ireland  has meant no long drought periods. In this example you can see the preparations  involved in the transformation.
For similar work do give us a call on 07718282816 or on the Landline 02890292140 and remember the We Tidy Graves team travels to all cemeteries across Northern Ireland and into the Republic.

Before and after pictures show what can be achieved by the We Tidy Graves team. We travel to ALL cemeteries across all of Northern Ireland and we offer a fast reliable service.Our work includes re-capping, headstone restoration, cleaning stones, laying roll out grass and fitting artificial grass. Contact Andrew on 07718282816 for more information or send details to the email

Making a grave easy to maintain is very often a high priority for clients and many more are  asking for artificial grass as an alternative to decorative stones like granite or marble chips. These pictures show what can be achieved from as little as £150 so contact us know if you would like to know more.




Clean up and re-stone of a grave where some of the writing needed to be re-silvered as well. The stone is cleaned to reveal the original colour and new granite stones are flecked with white marble chips to give a neat overall finish. For similar work please contact us on our landline  02890 292140 or on the mobile 07718282816

After a grave has been opened and the soil and has been allowed to settled, it is then time for the interior to be re-capped or re-sealed before the decorative stones can be placed back again. The standard process begins with the grave being levelled and usually stones added to help with drainage. The levelled area is then recapped with re-inforced concrete and left for at least a few days to "cure" before the colourful decorative stones are added. This makeover usually costs approx £100 dependent on size of grave and the amount of preparation time.