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

Dear Nathan, my sister and I would like to thank you for all your help and advice after my dear mum, Joyce, passed away. The day was beautifully conducted by your staff and we are so thankful for that. The service sheet was so lovely, please thank your father for that.

- January 2017

Dear Penrose,

Many thanks for looking after John whilst he was in your care. Also thank you for all your help and support you gave us to give John a good send off on his final journey.

Such professional, caring and compassionate people.

A huge big thank you from all of us

Gillian, Sarah, Richard and families - May 2019

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

Dear Jeremy, Nathan and the funeral boys,

Thank you for your kindness, patience, professionalism, your unswerving aplomb at our weird requests, and for your versatility in adapting to necessary last minute restrictions and changes due to Covid.

Above all though thank you for taking care of my dad,

Love

Jackie - December 2020

To Nathan, Jeremy and everyone at Penrose, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful send off you gave Elaine, your respect and attention to detail was second to none. Thanks to each and every one of you.

Luv from All of Elaine’s friends and family xx

- March 2017

To Nathan and all the team at Penrose,

We would just like to say a big “Thank you” for the care and consideration you gave our dad, Alan. We really appreciated your assistance and attention to detail as this sad time. Your kind support and guidance was a huge help to us.

Many thanks again

The Winch Family - July 2017

I just want to say thank you on behalf of myself and my sisters for my father’s funeral. Thanks to you and your staff for helping us through this hard time, you made us feel very comfortable with our roles at the funeral and your professional services we received. We would highly recommend your services to anyone that may be in need.

S Pitkin - April 2017

Thank you all so very much​

You are a lovely bunch, you made what was a terrible time much more bearable. Best Wishes,

Dawn and Dee Ivens - April 2019
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