About HD Tribe Stonemasons

Mrs Alison Campbell - Manager.
 
Alison joined H D Tribe Ltd in July 2002 and manages our stonemasonry department. She looks after a team of people and deals with all the day to day running of this busy area of our company. Alison came to us from the leisure industry where she worked as manager of a restaurant, bar, bowling centre and a night club, travelling around the country with the same company before settling in Worthing, her home town. She became Operations Manager of a retail mail order company, one of the largest in Europe, looking after a team of 25 employees. 
 
She is married with two daughters, who both have a passion for dancing, which is where most of her spare time is spent, as well as attending adult tap classes herself.
 
Mrs Val Gilbert-Pollard - Administrator. 
 
Val joined H D Tribe Ltd in December 2003 and assists Alison in the showroom. Val previously worked for 20 years as a senior claims technician with a local insurance company. She is married with two stepsons and has always lived locally, originating from Storrington but now living in Lancing. As a supporter of many wildlife and animal charities, Val has adopted a rescue cat and has a special interest in the pet plaque memorials, as displayed in our showroom.




Cremation Memorials
Until recently, Worthing Crematorium has only offered the Book of Remembrance, leaving the bereaved with only a small memory on an anniversary when the book is left open for that day. Now, however, individual memorials are encouraged in the surrounding churchyards or cemeteries, somewhere closer to home. Durrington cemetery has one of the best ashes burial sites in the UK, offering memorials for open design from small tablets and vases up to full size. As each plot has room for four ashes burials, the memorial can reflect the independence and respect such a family site can offer.
 
Other cemeteries offer similar sites; they include Mill Lane at Shoreham, Lancing and Sompting Cemetery and Littlehampton Cemetery. Unlike Durrington, there are some restrictions on memorial design which we will be happy to advise you on. Some local churchyards offer a cremation site in the form of a small square tablet which lays flat on the ground. Our brochure gives full details of all our designs and we are always on hand to discuss and advise on any particular requirements. 
 

Materials Available
Granite  
 
Polished or unpolished this is the hardest material. With very little maintenance required it is the easiest material to keep clean and is more durable than most other stones.
Colour – Various
 
Portland
Unpolished limestone. This material is formed under water and contains shells.
Colour – Cream
 
Nabresina
Unpolished limestone. This stone is denser than Portland and finer grained.
Colour – Whitish Grey
 
Marble
Unpolished Italian Marble with grey veining.
Colour – White with grey veins
 
York
Unpolished sandstone is harder and more durable than limestone.
Colour – Light Buff
 
Slate
 
Unpolished Welsh slate is a compressed layer of stone that makes it very strong and durable.
Colour – Blue/Grey
 
Showroom
We have an extensive showroom where you are able to view many various memorials of different shapes, colours and sizes and where our friendly staff will be happy to help you. Our showroom is open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
 
Designs
Various designs are available and can be carved onto a memorial and highlighted to match your inscription. An extensive range of designs is available in our showroom and our stone mason is also able to replicate any design you may require.
 
Estimate & Inscription Illustration
Once an initial enquiry has been received, a full estimate detailing all costs involved will be sent to you via Royal Mail 1st Class Post. Also enclosed will be a permit for the local council or diocese and an illustration of your proposed inscription. All estimates are undertaken free of charge and you are under no obligation to accept any estimate received.
 
Guarantee
Memorial levels and lettering on all new work are covered by our two-year guarantee. Natural flaws in materials are, however, not covered although every effort will be made to select only the best materials of monumental quality.
 
Deposits & Payments of Accounts
When the estimate is accepted, the top copy must be signed, together with any accompanying forms and returned to us with a deposit of 20% of the total order that will be marked on your estimate. The total balance is payable four weeks from the date of the invoice once work has been completed.
 
NAMM
Namm, The National Association of Memorial Masons is an organisation that governs all reputable stonemasons and ensures that all work carried out is of the highest standard and meets with all Health and Safety regulations. All NAMM members have a duty to comply to all rules and regulations pertaining to the safe erection of memorials and to provide the best quality materials and service to families. H.D.Tribe Ltd is a fully accredited member of NAMM
Memorials page link
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Orders page link
Our Head Office is located at:
26 South Street
Lancing
West Sussex
BN15 8AG
Call on 01903 764426