Our coffins are AMAZING flat-packed ply coffins from a Dutch company (www.coffininabox.com). You put them together with an allen key, decorate them and then, if you want to store them flat, take them apart again. They can hold up to 18 stone in weight and 6’4” in height.
If you are on the larger side you can source you a well-made traditional shaped cardboard coffin (earthtoheaven.co.uk). These coffins are supplied with water-proof lining and a wooden base suitable for cremation. Our standard cardboard coffins will support a person of up 23 Stone and up to 6’ 4” in height.
At the end of the course our coffins can dismantle to be flat-packed again for storage.
Obviously, it’s important they are stored in a dry space. However, if you have a damp garage or shed, you could make sure they are well wrapped in plastic.
Unfortunately, we are unable to take responsibility for the storage of finished coffins. We also recommend you don’t do the coffin decorating bit of Coffin Club if you have no idea how long in the future your coffin may be needed, as, although our coffins meet current standards for both burial and cremation, we cannot guarantee they will meet standards set in, say, 20 year’s time.
Kate and Kate Celebrants are the preferred suppliers for both Coffin In A Box and Earth to Heaven. If you don't think you will be attending a Coffin Club but would like to purchase a coffin at a discount rate please contact Kate and Kate here.
Week one will be discussing and deciding on your design. We provide the materials for ‘sealing’ your coffin. Any further materials for decorating you will need to get yourself -as we can’t cater for every artistic eventuality!
If you are planning to be buried in a natural burial ground, all materials need to be biodegradable and water-based.
If you are planning to be cremated all materials need to allow for smokeless combustion - so, again, not oil-based. So, for example, things like photos need to printed on normal paper, not photographic paper. If you are planning on lining your coffin at a later date you should avoid sawdust, cotton-wool or shredded paper, as these will not be permitted for combustion.
If you are planning a normal burial it is still advisable to go the biodegradable route, although rules are less stringent.