Cheap Coffins: Compare options and save money

The costs of a funeral quickly add up. But there are ways and means of getting value for money.

The coffin is one of the biggest expenses in a funeral. Which means theres potential for saving quite a bit.

The traditional coffin usually costs around a £1,000. You can get some slightly cheaper and they increase to as much as you’d like to spend.

But there are also ways to save money and find cheap coffins.

Cheap Coffin Options

To get a cheaper coffin, a different material to the traditional coffin is required.

And there are options to suit all budgets and tastes. The common alternative materials for a coffin are:

  • Cardboard
  • Bamboo
  • Banana Leaf
  • Willow
  • Seagrass
  • And more

These materials are usually cheaper than the wood used in a traditional coffin. Therefore, the price of the coffin is cheaper.

The Cheapest

The cheapest option is almost always a cardboard coffin. The material is common, it is used in vast quantities and it always being produced.

We have researched the cheapest coffin you can buy and found that the absolute cheapest cardboard coffin is usually around £160. This is normally very basic.

The mid-range ones (more traditional shape, better finish) are usually start at £230.

Then there are ones that are printed with decorative finished (and can be customised). These start in the £300’s and easily into the £400’s, depending on options.

But even these are somewhat of a bargain compared to the £1,000+ traditional coffin

To show you the types of cardboard coffins available and their prices, we’ve put together a table to make it easy for you.

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Extra Benefits

By choosing a coffin made of these materials, you not only save money, but you also contribute to a better environment.

The traditional coffin is usually made from wood, often hard woods such as oak.

Whereas the ranges covered on this page are environmentally friendly. They are made from materials that grow quicker. They are usually a lot less energy intensive than their wood counterparts. And they degrade quicker and more naturally.

Save money and help the environment.

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