Steps To Create A Stone Monument

Typical Stone Monument Timeline

  • Contact DPJ office to arrange an in-field or office meeting
    to discuss ideas, cemetery options and budget
  • Agree memorial concept - DPJ sends sale offer with price,
    main memorial specs and a conceptual drawing.
  • Accept offer - DPJ sends invoice and documentation
    such as CCAV application for memorial form.
  • Pay deposit / outstanding amount - DPJ receipts to you
  • DPJ commence any stone ordering and preparation upon
    receipt of a deposit or full payment.
  • Allow 8-12 weeks for stone preparation.
  • At your convenience, give consideration to your preferred
    inscription. The team is available for any assistance here.
  • Forward your proposed inscription and any design features.
  • DPJ team send a formal layout for sign-off or amendments.

Ideally, aim to have your inscription drafted, discussed and
approved within the 6-8 weeks after deposit has been paid.


  • Weeks 10-12, the memorial inscription and other works
    are completed by the DPJ team.
  • Installation is then scheduled from week 13 onwards
    (guide only, can be influenced by weather, approval timings etc)
  • Picture of the installed memorial is emailed and any
    outstanding payments become due.