Welcome to Bastock & Bruce Funeral Directors Knowle.Tel: 01564 33 55 77

Directors: Bruce Bragg & David Bastock.


Established and experienced

Inevitably funerals have a cost. Our aim is to make our charges as clear and uncomplicated as we can. We will happily give you a no obligation quotation over the phone discussing only the details required to give you an accurate idea of the costs. You will be given the option to have the telephone quotation emailed or posted to you.

We would of course prefer you to visit our funeral home to see firsthand our facilities and go through your requirements in a little more detail. Again, this will result in a written quotation for you to take away and consider. We are aware that the quality of our premises, vehicles and staff often gives the impression we will be expensive. Yes, we pride ourselves on the quality of the funerals and we believe the standard of care we provide is second to none, but the same is not true of our costs.

Our funeral costs all include;

  • Collection of your loved one from their place of death to our Chapel of Rest.
  • All the necessary care and attention they will receive from us during their stay.
  • Supplying the chosen coffin or casket fully fitted and hand upholstered with an interior suite in white or cream.
  • Provision of a gown or if preferred our staff to dress your loved one in their own clothes.
  • The Provision of our hearse to carry the coffin.
  • Sufficient staff to act as bearers and carry the coffin on the day.
  • The funeral conductor to organise and oversee the funeral.
  • All our professional services in organising the funeral.
  • Delivery by hand of all necessary documentation to the cemetery or crematorium.
  • Access to our 24 hour telephone assistance.
  • All our specialist advice, help and care before and after the funeral.
*Disbursements are the fees a funeral director pays out on your behalf such as a Ministers fee, Doctors fees and Crematorium charges. These are always charged at cost and should not differ whichever funeral director you choose. These costs will be detailed out on your quotation and added to the account for the funeral. We will not ask you to pay these yourself, we will pay these on your behalf and add the amounts to the final invoice.

As a guide;

  • the fee payable to a Solihull run Crematorium is £790, a Birmingham City Council run Crematorium is from £825
  • fee for the person who takes the service will be between £199 and £220 depending on what type of service you would like.
  • the fees payable to doctors for completing cremation certificates is £82.00 (not always required, we will advise on each individual case)
  • What’s the overall cost? As an example, supplying a simple ‘Dale’ coffin with one limousine starting from a local address, including the costs at Robin Hood Crematorium, a Church of England Minister and the cost of doctors fees would be £3481.00.