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New Ashton Catalogue

We have released a new, 98-page catalogue (in 2 sizes). It features 28 new coffin and casket designs... with new colours, updated styles, and more choices for your client families. Here’s what you’ll see in the new catalogue… New Caskets We’ve added a selection of...

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As we are celebrating the return of our beloved sport after the lockdown, we wanted to let you know that we’ve just introduced a whole new range of NRL designs into our Expression selection. It’s available in all standard size (1900x550x325), oversize (2000x600x380)...

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Mother’s day 2020

Another year has passed, Mother’s Day is upon us. This day can prove challenging if you’re mourning the loss of your mum. No matter how long ago your mum passed, you’ll always miss her on Mother’s Day. Here are 8 meaningful ways you can honour your mum this Mother’s...

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Anzac Day 2020

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them." For the Fallen – Laurence Binyon - 1914   At Ashton Manufacturing, every year, we pay...

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  First of all, we hope that you, your loved ones, your staff and your customers are healthy and safe during those challenging times. This crisis is affecting all of us, and, like most of us, we have been adapting day after day to this ever-changing situation....

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How to display your coffin range on an iPad

We’d like to show you an easy way to professionally display your coffin and casket range on an iPad. In the past, funeral homes like yours told us:  “We would like to have the option to show families our coffin/casket range on an iPad.” “We find it difficult setting...

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6 Things to Consider when Ordering an Extra Large Coffin

It happens every couple of years. A funeral home transfer vehicle pulls up at our factory to collect the extra large coffin they’ve ordered. The person opens the back of their vehicle and realises it’s not wide enough to fit the coffin inside! This is an awkward...

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Victorian Funeral Homes set to Benefit

To improve service to Victorian funeral directors, we’ve now set up a full Expression Coffin manufacturing facility in our warehouse at Campbellfield (Vic). The team in Campbellfield are now independently printing and wrapping coffin designs for funeral homes in the...

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A New, Larger Expression Coffin

We wanted to let you know that we’ve just introduced a larger sized coffin into our Expression range. It’s available in all our standard and personalised designs. Above is the Succulents of Colour Expression Coffin design shown in both our standard and new, larger...

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How to design personalised coffins during in-home arrangements

I want to share some good news with you about a national award we’ve just won. I’ll tell you more about it later, but first… You may have already seen our online design-your-own coffin tool on the website. But I know that when you’re doing an arrangement, it’s not...

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How to fix a scratch on a coffin

Have you ever scratched a coffin and needed to fix it quickly (and properly)? If you have, then the new video on our website’s Resources section is made for you… This short 1 minute 58 second video featuring Tim Cowell, one of our polishing experts, shows you just how...

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A lesson learned from the royal wedding

Were you one of the 1.9 billion people that watched the coverage of the royal wedding on the weekend? If you’re like me, there’s one part of the wedding that will stick in your mind forever… It wasn’t the perfect 21-degree day in Windsor; It wasn’t Ms Markle’s...

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Lighthouse photos make beautiful coffin designs

Lighthouse photos really do make beautiful coffin designs. Especially this panoramic lighthouse photo our designers Natasha and Vanessa sourced to create this coffin and urn. The Byron Bay Lighthouse Expression Coffin is one of our latest designs I wanted to share...

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“The families we serve only want cheap coffins”

If you haven’t heard this phrase from your staff or colleagues, then you may have heard it from another funeral home… “The families we serve only want cheap coffins”. Or another variation of this is, “Our families only buy ‘flat lid’ coffins”. Right, let’s examine...

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