Traditional Coffins

At Sussex Funeral Services our funeral directors are able to offer a range of traditional veneered or solid coffins, crafted using only sustainable, Forest Stewardship Council certified timber. Veneered coffins are made using oak, mahogany and elm style veneers, which are laminated on to chipboard or MDF.

Our chosen traditional coffin supplier and manufacturer is Bradnam’s Joinery.

“Over the years Bradnam Joinery have earned an unrivalled reputation for producing the very highest quality coffins and caskets, made in house by our team of highly skilled craftsmen and women. Backed up with our prompt delivery service and first class customer care.”

Like us, Bradnams look to sell only products made to the highest environmental standards, ensuring any choice is the right choice.

Click here for further information on our ethical trading policy.

A sample selection of our more traditional coffins

(Please enquire if you wish to see our full range, including solid wood coffins)

The Ardingly – From £450

Oak veneer with double moulding and flat lid (only four handles for cremations)

(Our most popular coffin – The Ardingly, for its simplicity and finish)

The Pevensey – From £475

Oak veneer with double moulding and raised lid

The Shipley- From £520

Oak veneer with double moulding, panel sides and raised lid (only four handles for cremations) – Sometimes considered more appropriate when considering for female)#

The Loxwood – From £545

Oak veneer, with single moulding, tudor rose decorated panels and raised lid

Some of our less traditional coffin range

Some of our less traditional coffin range

The Plain White – From £450

A simple white gloss finish (only four handles for cremations)

The Brighton Pine Coffin – From £600

  • A plain and simple pine coffin, which can be hand painted or left natural wood
  • Built by craftsmen from solid, responsibly sourced redwood pine.
  • To help the environment further, why not choose hemp rope handles?
Phil from Sussex Funeral Services was absolutely fantastic in organising my Dad's funeral. He's done quite a few Hindu funerals before so knew exactly what we needed and organised everything on the short time we needed it done. Extremely professional and friendly.
Rajul Savani
Rajul Savani
19:56 06 Mar 20
I cannot recommend Sussex Funeral Services more highly. They handled all of our requests with great sensitivity and professionalism. Everything was explained clearly and in sufficient detail. Different service/cost options were discussed, and at no point did we feel unnecessarily overcharged. Nothing was too much trouble, they are lovely people and gave us really wonderful service.
Ann Gray
Ann Gray
06:37 20 Feb 20
It is never an easy time, saying goodbye to a loved one. Philip was great, helping us every step of the way. We had a dignified and fitting send off for my Father in law George.
dawn patram
dawn patram
13:03 19 Feb 20
I can not recommend highly enough Sussex Funeral Service extremely professional and caring and superb customer service, nothing was too much trouble in guiding us through a difficult time.
Nick Hackman
Nick Hackman
17:21 05 Feb 20
Truly an amazing funeral directors. Helped us bury my dad when it was so difficult for us. Coming from a culturally diverse background, it was nice to have people who worked around us to ensure my dad had the best, rather than have us to confirm to the service. Service is what we experienced from other funeral directors, therefore we moved to Sussex Funeral Services. I highly recommend Sussex Funeral Services for a personalised service which is people focus and they will help work within your budget.
Kenya Simpson Martin
Kenya Simpson Martin
16:33 28 Dec 19
Philip and Sallie provided a truly wonderful service at a very difficult moment in my life ....... and went the extra mile all the way round. I would thoroughly recommend them. Thank you Philip and Sally.
Really wonderful service from Phil and the team. Made everything seamless and very supportive all the way through. I would highly recommend to anyone.
bianca kokkolas
bianca kokkolas
15:17 13 Dec 19
From the moment that I met the team they were fantastic. Funerals are never an easy thing to be burdened with but the sussex funeral service helped put me and my family at ease with there attention to detail and their overall organisation. We would highly recommend their services.
Joseph B
Joseph B
14:08 13 Dec 19
Philip,I just wanted to thank you formally for all your help in designing and delivering Joyce's funeral. I didn't really know how to go about choosing a funeral director, and I'm so glad I chose you. You gave extremely good advice about the design of the service. Throughout the process you have been very helpful and gave me a lot of reassurance through your obvious good planning, professionalism and expertise. And you provided me with great people to work with - Lisa with the flowers and, in particular, the wonderful Jen.I'm sure you know that this has been the most difficult time of my life. I'm very pleased with the way that the funeral went - as were all the people there. So you have my gratitude for making it a success and for the fact that the process was more pain free than I would have dared to imagine.Warm regards,Ed Hagger
Joyce Brown
Joyce Brown
16:47 30 Aug 19