Ph. 03 366 3932

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Headstone Restoration & Renovation

An important part of remembering our loved ones is to ensure their resting place is kept in the condition it deserves

  • We undertake all types of restoration and repair work
  • Keep headstones looking well presented and tidy
  • From small repairs to full rebuilding service & earthquake restoration

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Cleaning & Repaints

To simply keep headstones looking well presented and tidy we offer a repainting and cleaning service which brings the lettering back to new. We can also clean the concrete and plaster bases with gentle water cleaning and spraying with slow release cleaners. This can also be done to historic grave sites in accordance with council guidelines for looking after headstones in historic cemeteries.


It is a sad reality that some cemeteries fall prey to vandals. If this happens we are usually able to carry out any repairs required to bring the headstone back to new and if the location of the headstone means it may be likely to receive further attention from vandals we can take additional steps to stop it happening again.


We also offer a full rebuilding service for deteriorated graves and headstones. Sometime the concrete work breaks away due to the lack of availability of good quality memorials or simply poor workmanship. We can clear the grave site, take the headstone back and to our factory, and re-do the concrete and plaster work from scratch either exactly as it was originally or to a simpler more modern design. Another common task carried out is filling in the grave area if it has concrete walls or kerbing around the grave. This is generally done when it is decided that there will be no further burials in the plots.

Earthquake Repairs

We have been comissioned by councils and church groups to carry out thousands and post earthquake memorial repair throughout Canterbury since September 2010 and have a dedicated team working full-time to help restore cemeteries back to their pre earthquake condition. This service is available to the public also at a fair rate.



“I would just like to say how easy you made this for me and my family. Your professionalism and compassion throughout has been fantastic”

- Helen Shea. Christchurch


Decra Art is a family-run business into it’s second generation. Formerly run by husband and wife team, and now overseen by their son, Adam, we pride ourselves on providing the highest possible quality of service.



Freecall: 0800 33 66 11
Phone: 03 366 3932
36 Battersea Street, Sydenham