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Direct Cremation Caerphilly

Williams & Co are an independent, family-run funeral directors that provides a wide range of services including direct cremations in Caerphilly. A direct cremation is a suitable alternative for people that would prefer not to have a funeral service. They may want to celebrate the life of loved ones in their own special way, and this provides that option. So, whatever the reason may be, our dedicated team of funeral directors will give a professional and dignified approach every step of the way, providing help and bereavement support during this difficult time. If you require any assistance or would like to find out more about our funeral plans, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What Is a Direct Cremation?

A direct cremation is a cremation without attendees or a funeral service. There is no ceremony performed beforehand however the ashes are returned to family and loved ones after so they can do what they wish with them. This is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to a traditional funeral service because many people wish to celebrate the life of their loved one in a personal environment, in their own time. As well as this, sometimes people opt for a direct cremation to break the traditional funeral format or for a smooth and hassle-free process.

What Can I Expect From a Direct Cremation?

If you choose a direct cremation for your loved one, we can provide a no fuss funeral service that offers:

Affordable Funeral Service

Our basic and affordable direct cremation plan provides a way to make advance arrangements in a way that suits your wishes and budget. Our direct cremation plan starts from £1,200 and can be tailored to meet your requirements in a bespoke package. Give us a call today to find out more about our plans and prices.


When planning a direct cremation there may be many questions that come to mind. You can view our most frequently asked questions below to help find the answer to your query. Still can’t find the information you were looking for please do not hessite to get in touch.

A Simple or Direct Cremation is an unattended cremation carried out with all the dignity and care you would expect from our dedicated team. As there is no funeral service, it means you can choose your own way to remember someone at a place and time that suits you.

The cost of a Simple or Direct Cremation starts at £1,200.

A person’s next of kin (NOK) is generally the closest living blood relative or the person who had the closest relationship with a person who has died.

The staff at Williams & Co, will help to guide you every step of the way so that you know what to do when a death occurs. Initially, you must inform the local authority that a death has occurred, as soon as possible. After which, you can advise us that you require our services. If a death occurs in a hospital, the ward staff or bereavement office will assist with the issuing of a Death Certificate. This certificate will need to be taken to the appropriate Registrar’s Office for the death to be registered. The registrar will (in most cases) give you an order for burial or cremation (sometimes called a green form), which will need to be brought to us as soon as possible, so that we can begin the arrangements to transport the deceased to our funeral home, here in Trethomas. If a death occurs at home or in a nursing home, and you were prepared for the passing, you or the nursing home staff will need to inform a doctor immediately, unless a qualified nurse was present at the passing. The doctor (or qualified nurse) will attend and certify the death as soon as possible. Upon receiving the verification, you will need to contact us so that we can arrange transportation of the deceased to our funeral home. Usually within a day or so, the doctor will issue a death certificate. Once this has been issued you will then be able to register the death. If a death is sudden or unexpected, the emergency services will have normally already been called and be in attendance. Once the death has been confirmed the police will have to attend and will act as a liaison and advise when to contact us. In all cases of unexpected/sudden death, we are legally required to take the deceased to the designated hospital mortuary on behalf of HM Coroner.

We cover the areas of Trethomas, Bedwas, Caerphilly, Machen, Bassaleg and Risca. However, we will travel as far as is necessary to bring your loved one into our care. Our Simple or Direct Cremation covers a 25- mile radius but we are able to travel further, (Please note this will incur additional costs.)

For a simple or Direct Cremation your loved one will be laid to rest in a basic coffin.

The cost of a Simple or Direct cremation does not include the option for you to come and see your loved one. 

With a Simple or Direct cremation, the family would need to liaise with the crematorium themselves to arrange to collect the ashes themselves at an agreed date and time.

For a Simple or Direct Cremation your loved one would be transported to the crematorium in our private Ambulance.

Contact Williams & Co

To find out more about our direct cremation in Caerphilly, please get in touch by giving us a call. We are on hand to offer you compassionate advice and support you through this challenging time.

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