Headstones & Plaques
Did you know... we have been making glass headstones for 15+ years and that we are one of the only manufacturers of these in New Zealand? We specialise in making the process as easy and seamless as possible for you.
Our creations are unique, sturdy, beautiful and custom made.
We can guarantee they will stand up to anything nature throws at them.
Our Glasstones are also:
- They reflect light 💠
- Stand out from the rest
- Eco-friendly 🌿
|- Unique and custom made
- Long lasting - up to thousands of years!
- Shipped nationwide!
- Just as tough as granite
Glasstones start at $2,200.00 inc GST. (Glass only).
600mm (H) x 400mm (W) x 48mm (D)
($2,600 for a standard 800x500mm)
A completed headstone varies in price from $4,500-$8,000 inc GST.
Custom headstones are available in the following colours -
- Low Iron
- Grey (appears almost black)
SIZES & SHAPES
Sizes and shapes are endless with examples below. Curved tops are very popular.
We encourage you to personalise each piece with names, dates & inscriptions and if you wish you can also add special touches including dedications, imagery, quotations & photos.
We manage the process of any inscriptions and photos making it seamless.
Please note: The image on a ceramic photo usually fades after around 100 years.
Escape Glass ensure that every glass headstone is a handcrafted bespoke piece of art that honours your loved ones, we have something to suit everyone.
Take a look through our different styles of headstones below or call to discuss
your options and any specific requirements or unique ideas.
Glass plaques are also a great way to memorialise someone. Crematorium or vase front plaques are available in slumped glass. Each one is custom made and unique to your loved on.
Plaques start from $350 inc gst.
200mm x 230mm @10mm thick - Glass, inscription - up to 50 letters and draft mock up
Our Plaques are also available in other custom sizes and colours. Please talk to a staff member today for a quote - or email us using the form at the bottom of the page.
Hand painting can be added to the front of our plaques for things such as flowers (such as the rose on this open book plaque design).
Please note that the inscriptions and wording look best in gold or silver.
All plaques are available in standard Escape Glass colours. See the colours HERE.
Fonts and imagery is all your choice and we can help with any image or word sourcing.
We are able to provide granite and concrete bases. Please just mention this when enquiring.
Your base can include up to two vase holes and a splay (slanted) or straight base design. Please see the example on the "Wyatt" headstone below.
We can also provide a quote have wording inscribed into the base as well as the glass.
Custom base options are also availabe on request such as polished concrete and coloured granite.
These can be shipped nationwide along side your glasstone.
INSTALLATION AND SHIPPING
We can arrange installation in the lower South Island or have your glass work shipped New Zealand wide.
If the headstone you have ordered is to be installed in Southland, we can arrange installation for you. Installation costs will depend on the location of the headstone and the amount of travel or work required to install the headstone, but generally you should budget in around $400+ for installation.
Most memorial gardens, crematoriums and cemeteries require a permit that will be added to the installation cost. It is also highly recommended you check for any size requirements as many cemeteries/Memorial Gardens have strict size restrictions.
Please get in touch with your local cemetery or memorial gardens/crematorium for their permit charges and information, or contact us on 03 2145012 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make contact on your behalf.
Please check all bylaws with individual councils before installing or purchasing glass headstones. All headstones/memorials must be installed according to the NZS 4242:1995 NZ Standard Headstones and Cemetery Monuments.
Wyatt Family: It's amazing how they listen to all of our ideas then sit back
and discuss with us offer their thoughts add them to ours and bam that's the
end result. Absolutely bloody amazing what they can do when 6 peoples ideas
are all mashed together. We could not of had a better headstone made and to
top it all off we asked if it could be up before the 8th July to which we knew
was going to be cutting it very fine and again done finished and installed on the
5th. Absolutely Brilliant service from Escape Glass and all other involved in this. 👍
Phone 03 2145012, email email@example.com
call in to our factory at 64 Forth Street, Invercargill to discuss.
Webb Family, Te Anau: "We would like you to know that we
are extremely happy with the glass headstone you
did for our daughter, We thank you for listening to us
and making it possible with what we wanted.
Once again thank you."
In order for us to give you an accurate quote please answer the following questions and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Phone number
3. Email address
4. Shipping address:
5. Glass size:
6. Glass thickness:
7. Glass colour (listed above):
8. Shape of glasstone:
9. Inscription information:
10. Would you like a ceramic photograph added?
11. Will you be getting a concrete or granite base?
12. How did you hear about us?
13. Any additional information/requests: