G. W. Hardy & Son

Coffins, caskets & urns

We offer a wide range of coffins and caskets for burial and cremation. A casket is rectangular and some open up midway to allow viewing. Urns, small caskets and scatter tubes are available for ashes. Please view our gallery below to see our range of coffins and caskets.

Coventry coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

A simple imitation elm coffin with single mouldings and fitted with light brown plastic handles. Interior fully lined with white side sheets.

Durham coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

A simple oak veneered coffin with single mouldings and fitted with brass plated plastic handles. Interior fully lined and trimmed with taffeta, supplied with a matching gown.

Dorchester coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

An oak veneered coffin with raised lid and double oak mouldings, fitted with brass plated plastic handles and lid ornamentation. Interior fully lined and trimmed with taffeta, supplied with a matching gown.

Lincoln coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

An oak veneered coffin with pressed panels, raised lid and double oak mouldings, fitted with brass plated plastic bar handles and lid ornamentation. Interior fully lined and trimmed with satin, supplied with a matching gown.

Canterbury coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

An oak veneered casket with raised lid and oak mouldings, fitted with brass plated plastic bar handles and lid ornamentation. Interior fully lined and trimmed with satin, supplied with a matching gown.

Shaftesbury coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

A solid mahogany coffin with panelled sides, raised lid and triple mouldings fitted with brass plated handles and lid ornamentation. Interior fully lined with a satin ruffle and supplied with a gown. This coffin may also be supplied with a solid oak inner shell, or a solid oak inner shell covered with sheet lead with soldered joints and airtight lid.

Winchester coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

A solid mahogany coffin with panelled sides, raised lid and triple mouldings fitted with brass plated handles and lid ornamentation. Interior fully lined with a satin ruffle and supplied with a gown. This coffin may also be supplied with a solid oak inner shell, or a solid oak inner shell covered with sheet lead with soldered joints and airtight lid.

Salisbury coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

A solid oak coffin with triple oak mouldings and fitted with brass plated ring handles and lid ornamentation. Interior fully lined with a satin ruffle and supplied with a gown. This coffin may also be supplied with a solid oak inner shell, or a solid oak inner shell covered with sheet lead with soldered joints and airtight lid.

Warwick coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

A solid oak coffin with moulded panels and ends, a raised lid and triple oak mouldings fitted with brass plated bar handles and lid ornamentation. Interior fully lined with a satin ruffle and supplied with a gown. The coffin may also be supplied with a solid oak inner shell, or a solid oak inner shell covered with sheet lead with soldered joints and airtight lid.

Westminster coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

A solid oak coffin with panelled sides and ends, a raised lid and triple oak mouldings fitted with brass plated bar handles and lid ornamentation.

Chichester coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

A solid oak casket with panelled sides and ends, raised lid, heavy oak mouldings and corners, fitted with brass plated bar handles and lid ornamentation. Interior fully lined with a superior satin ruffle and supplied with a gown.

The Last Supper coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

Solid pine coffin, high gloss deep mahogany finish. Brass effect swing bar handles. Carved scene depicting 'The Last Supper'.

Corpus Christi casket - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

Solid poplar casket. High gloss deep tan finish. Pale cream, pin tucked interior, Last Supper panel in lid and backplates. Pieta corners, fixed bar handles and adjustable bed.

Purity casket - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

Solid poplar casket. High gloss pure white finish. White ruched velvet interior with pleated lid panel. Split lid with pillar corners, swing bar handles and adjustable bed.

New England Oak casket - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

Solid oak casket. Satin finish. Cream, ruched velvet interior with diamond pleated lid panel. Split lid with pillar corners, swing bar handles and adjustable bed.

Provincial casket - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

A solid poplar casket with highly polished walnut finish. Brass and wood bar handles with interior fully lined and padded with off white pleated crepe and lid lining.

Centurian casket - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

18ga steel casket, platinum finish with ebony shading. Cross pleated silver crepe interior and lid panel. Split lid with moulded goblet corners, fixed bar handles and adjustable bed.

Duchess casket - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

18ga steel casket. Old English white finish with copper shading. White ruched velvet interior with embroidered rose design on lid panel. Split lid with rose motif corners, fixed bar handles and adjustable bed.

Tea Rose casket - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

18ga steel casket. Brushed steel finish with lilac and copper shading. Pale pink smocked crepe interior with rose motif on lid panel. Split lid with moulded garden corners, fixed bar handles and adjustable bed.

Kennedy casket - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

32oz solid copper casket, brushed copper and deep bronze finish. Cream cross pleated velvet interior and lid panel. Split lid with squared pillar corners, swing bar handles and adjustable bed.

Horses on the Plain coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

Beautifully styled with a collection of horses on the side panels and a wonderful chestnut brown horse on the lid....ideal coffin for the horse lover.

Roses and Irises coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

Pretty floral design - one of many options of colourful coffins printed on either cardboard or MDF. Please ask us for a brochure.

George Cross coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

The George Cross contemporary coffin is a fitting tribute to anyone who held Queen and Country close to their heart.

Green Cardboard coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

This plain green cardboard coffin is shown fitted with hemp rope handles. Available in adult and child sizes and supplied with lid fastening screws and a headrest.

Simple Pine coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

A simple pine coffin with single pine mouldings. Interior fully lined with taffeta ruffle and a matching gown.

Brown Willow coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

Our standard willow coffins are in a golden brown colour. They are suitable for burial or cremation. Wooden runners or plyboard can be fitted to the underside of each coffin to facilitate the cremation process. Each coffin will carry up to 350lb in weight.

Light Willow coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

All our light willow coffins are natural creamy-white in colour (not painted). They are suitable for burial or cremation. Wooden runners or plyboard can be fitted to the underside of each coffin to facilitate the cremation process. Each coffin will carry up to 350lb in weight.

Water Hyacinth coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

Our water hyacinth and cane models are skilfully woven in warm, subtle brown hues. Not only are they pleasing to the eye and soft to the touch, but they meet all the necessary ecological criteria for truly green burials as well. Their harvest actually aids the environment as water hyacinth is a weed which has to be controlled.

Bamboo coffin - G.W. Hardy & Sons Funeral Directors in Essex & Suffolk

The Rustic Bamboo model is woven with unstripped bamboo, creating a natural unbleached appearance and an unsophisticated charm.The canes are harvested to ensure maximum regeneration and a continuous supply. The coffins are suitable for burial or cremation and have been designed to carry up to 250lb in weight.

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    • I would just like to say thank you for the wonderful send off you gave our father. Your team did a wonderful job and were kind, patient and compassionate throughout.

      Mrs HB
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      Mrs LT, Colchester