494 St. Vincent’s Rd. Nudgee Qld 4014

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is TWS a family owned business?

    T. Wrafter & Sons is a family owned and operated business that has been passed from generation to generation. 

    The name T. Wrafter, dates back to the late 1800’s when Timothy Wrafter, a stonemason from Ireland, set up a monumental business in Nudgee.  As time progressed and the firm grew, he encouraged his nephew, Timothy, also a stonemason from Ireland, to emigrate to Australia and work in his business.

    Timothy eventually procured the business from his Uncle and as work increased and his two sons Denis and Joseph grew older, they were apprenticed as stonemasons, hence the beginning of the firm, T. Wrafter & Sons.

    This dynamic and creative company is now owned and operated by Denis’ son, Peter, a Board Director and a qualified stonemason with over forty years’ experience in the stone industry.

  • Does TWS work to any Australian Standards?

    Yes.  T. Wrafter & Sons work to Australian Standard for Headstones and Cemetery Monuments – AS4204:2019.

  • What Cemeteries does TWS operate in?

    T. Wrafter & Sons service cemeteries across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales, including:

    • Brisbane
    • Gold Coast
    • Gympie
    • Ipswich
    • Logan
    • Moreton Bay
    • Redland City
    • Sunshine Coast
    • Toowoomba
    • Tweed Heads

    We are happy to travel outside of these regions.  Please feel free to get in contact with our friendly team to discuss your requirements.

  • Is TWS an authorised Brisbane City Council Stonemason?

    T. Wrafter & Sons is an authorised Brisbane City Council Stonemason and can install lawn plaques (bronze and granite) and construct headstones / monuments in all Brisbane City Council Cemeteries. 

    For a full list of Council Cemeteries, please click on the link – Brisbane City Council Cemetery List.

  • Does TWS have its own manufacturing facility?

    T. Wrafter & Sons prides itself on the fact that the vast majority of our work is manufactured and processed at our facilities in Brisbane using both Australian and Overseas stone.

  • What type of Monuments/Memorials are available?

    There are many different styles & colours available.  We recommend  it is best to take a stroll through your local cemetery to get an idea of the style, colour and size you prefer. 

    We can also customise a design to suit your requirements – contact our friendly team to arrange a time to discuss.

  • Can I customise a Monument/Memorial?

    Yes, monuments/memorials can be customised.  If this is something that you are considering, please make an appointment to discuss your specific requirements and we will work with you to achieve your vision.

  • What is the difference between an incised and raised inscription?

    An incised inscription is sandblasted on to the stone and can be painted, gilded or left natural. 

    A raised inscription has a border that is sandblasted around the lettering, leaving the lettering raised – the background is then painted, gilded or left natural.

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