Frequently Asked Questions

What is a columbarium?

A columbarium is an above ground structure for placement of cremated remains.

What is a niche?

A niche is a single unit within a columbarium and a final resting place for ashes after cremation.

Where can I place a columbarium?

A columbarium can basically be placed almost anywhere as it is a relocatable structure. There may be different government regulations as to where it can be placed and we can help you in determining that.

What size are niches in a columbarium?

A standard sized niche is 12” x 12” x 12”. At Kyber, our standard is 13” high x 12” wide x 14” deep to allow for more space and larger urn placement. While this is our standard, niches can be made in any size or shape depending on the location and wishes of the client.

What materials are used to construct a columbarium?

Interior: At Kyber we use a metal interior because of their strength, design flexibility and their ability to handle all conditions with little to no maintenance.

Exterior: Granite is used the most extensively with other types of stone such as limestone and masonry.

Why do I need a columbarium?

A columbarium is a great addition to any cemetery or land to incorporate another space and option for storing cremated remains. With our beautiful designs, our columbariums can enhance a garden scape with the additional space for memorialization.

How many urns can fit into a niche?

A standard niche can hold up to two urns depending on their size.

Niches can be designed for any size depending on the needs or how many urns would require placement.

How many niches should I start with?

This will depend on your area and how many inurnments you think you may have. One of the Kyber team can go over this and ask questions to give you a better idea of your needs. A columbarium garden can be just one columbarium or several. All of this can be phased in over time to best fit the requirements of your site.

What can I do to add memorialization on the niche?

There are many options for memorialization. You may engrave directly on the niche front. You may place a bronze or other type of plaque. You may also have a coloured design onto the niche front. There are many options available that the Kyber team can discuss with you.

How do I purchase a columbarium?

Contact KyberCC at 1-855-592-3722 to get in touch with our team to discuss options and pricing for a unit that fits your needs.

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Kyber Columbarium and Construction

A full-service Columbaria company. With over 50 years of industry experience, Kyber can offer products, services and advice to best suit your needs. Our staff and dealers throughout North America are ready and able to view your site and offer options and solutions that work for you and the families you serve. Large, small or scalable Kyber has the knowledge to help. Any location or configuration we are the niche company for you.


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