If you're considering keeping ashes at home, there are a few things to consider. As long as you follow guidelines set by the government and your local council, it's okay to keep cremation ashes in your own home within urn for ashes.
There’s no law against keeping cremation ashes in your home, but it is important to remember that there are restrictions on how many cremation urns you can have and where they may be kept.
The law states that you don’t need a licence to keep the remains of more than one person in the same urn, but if there are more than two then it would be best to check with your local authority if there are any restrictions in place.
Ashes can be kept in an urn or a box. You don't need a licence to keep ashes at home, but you do need to make sure they're stored safely. You can keep them in your home or in your garden, but if you want to scatter the ashes after they've been buried for longer than 2 years, we recommend speaking with your GP first as scattering these remains is not covered by our Pet Funeral Plans.
In addition to the main urn, you can also keep multiple family members' ashes in smaller containers. This is an especially good idea if you have a large family and don't want to be limited by the capacity of one adult urn. The only caveat is that this should be done with care; some people might not like the idea of their loved one having so many rivals in death!
You can keep the ashes of one individual in a large urn. This is the ideal size for most people, and it’s easy to find urns that hold up to around 1 litre (roughly a quart) of cremated remains. The standard size for an adult human body is around 70-80cm tall, which means that you would need an urn that can hold as much as 35 litres (just over 7 cubic feet).
A small urn can hold many people’s cremated remains at once. If you want to keep all your loved ones together, then this should be your first choice! It’s also good if you don’t have enough space for a larger container – or if there are too many ashes to store in one container – but otherwise medium-sized containers tend to work best.
Medium-sized containers are great if you want something between small and large: they usually hold somewhere between 1 and 20 gallons (5-75 litres), making them ideal for keeping multiple people together or storing recognizable amounts of ash from just one person.
You can divide ashes between more than one urn, or keep them in a single urn. You can even keep them in a number of different containers such as an old jam jar, or even just spread them on the ground. As long as you have no more than 20kg at any one time and are not transporting it for commercial purposes (because this is illegal), you should be able to do whatever you like with your loved one’s ashes.
When you pass away, your ashes will be kept safe until you decide what to do with them. Your cremation company will keep them in a secure vault until they are ready for release.
If you want your ashes scattered at sea or on land, we can arrange this for you through one of our partners. If you want to keep the ashes at home or bury them in a family plot that’s fine too!
Cremation Urns UK offers a range of urns that can be used as keepsakes after cremation services have been carried out. Some families choose to buy an urn before their loved one.
An urn for ashes is a container for the ashes of a loved one that has been cremated. The person whose ashes are contained in an urn may have been cremated at home or at the funeral home, and they may have chosen to keep their own personal possessions with them. An urn can be made of many different materials, including glass and wood. It can also be small or large in size.
It is perfectly safe to keep your loved one’s cremated remains at home, but there are some rules you need to follow in order to make sure that they stay there.
We hope this article has helped you to understand what it means to keep ashes at home. If you have any questions about the process, or about urns in general, then please get in touch and we'll be happy to help!