DMMP Ltd, the UK importer of PolyWood non-wood outdoor furniture, has appointed CDS (Cemetery Development Services Ltd) to act as its representative to the UK cemetery market. Already, cemeteries in England and Wales have ordered PolyWood benches.

“Cemeteries and crematoriums need to be kept smart with good facilities for visitors,” explains DMMP managing director Marcus Palmer. “Benches for mourners and visitors are very important, but it’s also vital that they are always in good condition and rarely out of action due to maintenance. PolyWood is ideal for this as, being made from recycled plastic with stainless steel fittings, it doesn’t rot, fade, flake, rust, wobble or need re-painting. It will be on duty 365 days of the year, whilst looking very smart, appropriate and sturdy.”

CDS provides one of the most extensive cemetery management services available, specialising in management, planning and construction for the cemetery industry. “CDS is an ideal partner,” continues Marcus. “Together we’ll be able to offer the industry something better than the wooden bench. Our PolyWood benches can stay out in all weathers, offering visitors a reliable place to rest. They are available in traditional teak and mahogany, which replicates the effect of stained wood, or we do have other colours if they are preferred.”

Justin Smith of CDS is equally enthusiastic about the appointment: “PolyWood is ideal for cemeteries as it will last for twenty years or more plus the customised engraved badges allow the bench to be used as a remembrance piece. As the bench lasts for so much longer than its wooden counterparts, it is highly suitable to be fitted with people’s memories of loved ones.” The benches can also be personalised with bronze vases for flowers.

The PolyWood Cemetery Benches will be with the CDS stand at the National Funeral Exhibition (stand L9 Hall 2) on 7, 8 & 9 June 2013 at Stoneleigh Park.

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