Green, Eco-Friendly Funerals from £4,398 inclusive

Not everyone wants a traditional funeral. An increasing number of families and individuals are concerned about the environment and wish to have an ecologically friendly service…and it may surprise you to find out that it can be less expensive to have a woodland burial than many people think. There are a couple of excellent green burial sites in our area and we can give you advice about these as well as offering a range of beautiful eco-coffins. Green funerals are often very lovely events conducted in natural and beautiful surroundings.

Natural, Eco-Friendly Coffins

All of our eco-coffins are made with sustainable natural materials or recycled cardboard. Natural coffins are very beautiful and have a completely different effect on many people than traditional coffins. With their gentler and softer aesthetic some people report a greater sense of peace in saying goodbye to their loved one.

Each coffin is fully lined with natural fibres and comes complete with a soft shroud and all fittings.

Bamboo

The least expensive of the natural fibres, Bamboo coffins offer a simple, light design in both traditional and rounded styles.

Bamboo Eco Round
£480
Bamboo Eco Traditional
£480
Bamboo Lattice Round
£530
Bamboo Lattice Traditional
£530
Banana

Available in both Coffin and Casket styles, Banana fibre is a slightly heavier material than Bamboo offering a stronger weave and greater tonal variation. There are also various colour options for the Caskets.

Banana Traditional
£600
Banana Casket Ebony
£620
Banana Round
£600
Banana Casket Cerise
£620
Cardboard

Offered in Manila, White and Woodgrain our cardboard coffins present a simple elegance with the least impact on the environment. Cardboard coffins are very suitable for burial but are also an excellent choice for cremation as they create far less CO2 than any other coffin material.

Manila Cardboard
£360
White Cardboard
£360
Woodgrain Cardboard
£360
Decorated Cardboard

If you like the simplicity and environmental friendliness of a cardboard coffin but want a little more individuality then please see our range of Decorated Cardboard coffins.

Bluebells in Ashridge
£495
Butterfly
£495
Daffodils
£495
Seaside Sunset
£495
English Willow      

All natural coffins are relatively light but Willow is a little heavier and structurally stronger than Bamboo and Banana coffins. Our English Willow coffins are available in white, green and brown trim with colour options available.

English Willow Round Green
£760
English Willow Trad White
£760
English Willow Round Purple
£830
English Willow Colours
£890
European Willow

European Willow, whilst offering less tonal variation than English Willow, does present a very polished and elegant finish. Our European Willow line also offers the unique “Pod” design which we feel is even more impressive in real life than it appears in the pictures.

Willow Cromer Light
£620
Willow Pod Light
£650
Willow Highsted
£600
Willow Pod
£620
European Willow Eco 2

The Eco 2 coffins, in our opinion, offer the sharpest lines with their very tightly woven design style. The effect is an uncomplicated and simple beauty that is gentle on the eye

EW Eco2 Brown & Natural
£640
EW Eco2 Green & Natural
£640
EW Eco2 White & Natural
£640
EWR Eco2 Brown and Natural
£640
Child & Infant

Offering a natural beauty in a range of material with a soft and gentle lining for the most difficult of goodbyes.

Banana Baby
£150
Pandanus Baby
£150
Willow Baby
£140
Pandanus

The Pandanus coffins present a two tonal, twisted weave that leans towards a sense of hemp or rope. For some this creates a slightly more nautical feel to the coffins. Up close these are very beautiful.

Pandanus Round
£600
Pandanus Traditional
£600
Pine

A simple and uncomplicated design this coffin is arguably the best option if you wish the coffin to be carried down, at arms length, rather than on the shoulders.

Pine
£640
More eco-coffins are available
Get in touch for our full range of eco-coffins

Testimonials

To Jeremy, Nathan and all the staff at Penrose

Thank you so much for the support, care and guidance you provided to us when we were arranging Joe’s Funeral

Rita, Mellisa and Tracey - October 2018

To Nathan, Jeremy and staff,

Thank you so much for the care and kindness you showed with the planning of Mick’s funeral. We knew he was in good hands and appreciated the respect that was given to him.

Kindest regards

Linda and the White-Miller family - July 2020

To all at Penrose,

Thank you so much for everything you did to help my dad’s funeral go smoothly.

Best wishes from

Tracy Groenenberg - December 2021

I really can’t thank the team at Penrose enough for the beautiful funeral they managed for my dear husband Fred. Especially Nathan for helping us plan the day with such care and dignity.

I met Nathan’s dad Jeremy for the first time when he arrived with the cortege to collect us from home. Immediately I felt totally at ease with this charming charismatic gentleman leading the service perfectly from begining to end.

Thank you so much

from Georgie

Georgina Bateman - February 2020

Good morning Jeremy

A big thank you to you and your team for yesterday, the day went like clockwork (apart from my father in law following the wrong limousine out of the crematorium which raised a few laughs at the wake)

I just wanted you to know how grateful my whole family were, from the first call to the last handshake you were professional and caring and my mum in particular was very happy with the day.
Please pass on my thanks to your staff.
Kind Regards
Mark Steadman - Feb 28th 2020

Nathan, Brendon, Jeremy and all staff at Penrose,

Thank you for your incredible professionalism and great service during a difficult and challenging time.

Mum would have been so proud,

All our love,

Beryl’s Family - April 2020

Dear Penrose Team,

Many thanks to you for the dignified way you handled the funeral of my dearest mother Violet Mark, also the help you gave in such a careful way.

Everything was done to perfection and Violet’s family are truly grateful.

Kind regards,

Sharon Smart and Violet’s family - April 2021

I just want to say a huge thank you for allowing me to say hello and goodbye to my birth mother Pat W. I never gave up searching for her and really appreciate your help and understanding in allowing me to finish this so beautifully

Linda - Oct 2018
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