Taylor's Independent Family Funeral Directors

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Taylor's Independent Family Funeral Directors, Solihull, funeral director in Solihull Taylor's Independent Family Funeral Directors, Solihull, funeral director in Solihull
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Providing caring funeral services in Dorridge, Knowle, Solihull and surrounding areas of the West Midlands

Latest Verified Reviews

Julie Langley 5th Nov 2018

Very professional and sympathetic to our needs from the day we met all the way through to the end and recommended an excellent Celebrant. Under the circumstances it was a beautiful day all round, so thank you all at Taylor Funeral Directors. Your professional service and empathy shone through.

Judy McMeekin 28th Oct 2018

The whole team at Taylor’s were professional and sympathetic in every way possible. 

Ann Dolphin 26th Oct 2018

Approached several local directors with exact requirements for quotes. Taylors were the cheapest and as we had no experience with any of the others we chose them. They were excellent from the start to the finish, we could not fault them anywhere. Very professional with a very good personable approach. Having arranged five previous funerals in other parts of the country they were there at the top. So not only did we end up with superb service but Marie Curie Hospice received a large four figure donation that represented the difference between the dearest and Taylor's quotes. Superb outcome.

Reviews

Location

Address
7 Station Approach
Dorridge
Solihull
B93 8JA

About Us

Helping people pay their respects to a loved-one their own way, is what funeral director Sam Taylor strives to do.

Inspired to provide a comforting and independent service that reflects what is important to families in the local community, experienced funeral director Sam opened the doors of this Dorridge funeral home in 2017.

Sam’s aim is for every funeral to be respectful, fitting and fulfilling. Taylor’s support people in the Solihull area to arrange a funeral that reflects their individual wishes or tradition and honour their loved one’s life.

As members of the local community they serve, Sam and his team are committed to support the bereaved, from the moment they make that first, very difficult phone call – day or night.

The funeral home on Station Approach is a comfortable and reassuring space to talk about your loved one and feel supported. Happy to arrange home visits to families who would feel reassured by this, the premises also has a peaceful chapel of rest for quiet contemplation, while bereavement counselling is also available.

Sam and the team at Taylor’s understand that at a very difficult time, it can be helpful to have options to make the decision-making process easier. Taylor’s Independent Family Funeral Directors has created three straightforward funeral service packages and provides helpful details of other funeral costs. Golden Charter funeral plans are also available for people considering their own funeral wishes, according to heritage, beliefs or personal choice.

Taylor’s Independent Family Funeral Directors’ optional services also include a personalised floristry consultation. This family-run funeral home is a member of the trusted National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF),

Call Taylor’s Independent Family Funeral Directors at any time of day or night for help, guidance and caring funeral service at the heart of the Dorridge, Knowle and Solihull community.

Latest Obituaries

Tilak Raj Bagga

Mar 1936 - May 2019

Donald Minett

Jan 1934 - Nov 2018

Rajinder/Roger Singh Busra

Jun 1955 - Jun 2018

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Julie Langley 5th Nov 2018

    Very professional and sympathetic to our needs from the day we met all the way through to the end and recommended an excellent Celebrant. Under the circumstances it was a beautiful day all round, so thank you all at Taylor Funeral Directors. Your professional service and empathy shone through.

  • 5 Judy McMeekin 28th Oct 2018

    The whole team at Taylor’s were professional and sympathetic in every way possible. 

  • 5 Ann Dolphin 26th Oct 2018

    Approached several local directors with exact requirements for quotes. Taylors were the cheapest and as we had no experience with any of the others we chose them. They were excellent from the start to the finish, we could not fault them anywhere. Very professional with a very good personable approach. Having arranged five previous funerals in other parts of the country they were there at the top. So not only did we end up with superb service but Marie Curie Hospice received a large four figure donation that represented the difference between the dearest and Taylor's quotes. Superb outcome.

  • 5 Dean Starling 21st Oct 2018

    Really happy with service provided! Very professional and caring at a difficult time! Sam and Liza took care of everything and answered all our questions fully. Very good quality of service and support. Would recommend Taylor’s to anyone.

  • 5 Jennifer Bragg 20th Oct 2018

    On behalf of me and my family we thank you and faultless staff for making what's a most difficult time so much easier to bear. Sam you are a wonderful compassionate professional funeral director. I'm sure my father was watching over us all whilst proudly smiling.

  • 5 David Thorpe 10th Sep 2018

    Sam, Liza and Helen where very , very caring and attended to every detail with compassion and professionalism. Taylor’s made a sad occasion into good final journey for our father and the day will be positively remembered by all our family. We would have no hesitation in recommending Taylor’s. 

  • 5 John Hase 23rd Aug 2018

    Our experience of Taylors was wholly positive, from our first visit all the way through the preparations and my Mother’s funeral. Sam, Helen and Liza make a terrific team, striking the right balance between formality and friendliness. Nothing was too much trouble to them to try and make everything perfect for us. I am so glad that we decided to take a chance on this relatively small and unknown local firm. It is easy to recomend them - very highly indeed!

  • 5 Sandy Walmsley 1st Jul 2018

    I can’t speak highly enough of Sam and Liza. Their professionalism, empathy and caring attitude is second to none I would highly recommend them to anyone. In my mind they epitomise what a true family funeral directors should be I can’t thank them enough for making a sad and difficult time much easier for me and my family

  • 5 Angus McPherson 17th Jun 2018

    Taylor’s provided a bespoke service to our family at the most difficult time. Kind, caring and listening to our needs, they offered compassion and advice, making this difficult process more bearable. Nothing proved too much trouble, working with us on flowers, orders of service and transport. Their professionalism made us feel dad was in good hands. Thank you Taylor’s for looking after dad and us x

  • 5 Rachael Linstead 17th Jun 2018

    Arranging a funeral is inevitably a sad time, but we were very impressed by the care and attention to detail given to us by Taylor's. The care and respect shown as well as help along the way was second to none. I would recommend them to others seeking the individuality of an independent firm.

  • 5 Liza Dicicco 8th Jun 2018

    From start to finish I was treated in a very professional way. Taylor’s are kind, caring, very knowledgable and the whole process was made very simple for us. They were also extremely reasonably priced.  I would heartily recommend them. Thanks to everyone there !

  • 5 Daniella Slaney 12th May 2018

    From the first time I made contact with Taylor's they made me feel so comforted. It was like dealing with family. They said all the right things at the right times to ensure that this difficult/sad time went as well as it could. They were professional and so incredibly friendly. They kept me up to date with everything and ensured the day went to plan. Nothing was left undone. I would have no hesitation in recommending them and at the end of the process I felt that I had really come to know them because they were so genuine and caring. It made be feel so comforted when my late husband was in the chapel of rest, because they assured me that he was in good hands and they would take care of him. This sort of thing is so important which you never realise until it happens to you. Thank you so much to Sam and Liza for all your support and understanding which made such a lot of difference to me and my four children.

  • 5 John Heward 7th May 2018

    Sam leads an excellent team at Taylor’s, everybody from Liza in the office to the gentlemen at the actual funeral were very professional and courteous. I can certainly recommend there services.

  • 5 Susan Bryan 14th Apr 2018

    I truly don't usually write reviews but as well as saying "Thank you" feel compelled to help others who may be in a similar situation. After returning back to Solihull (to nurse my father), from my home in Cairns of 30 years, l was both numb with shock and at a loss as to whom to choose for my dad's funeral. I knew l wanted something intimate. Call me odd but I did not want my father in a fridge, located on a main road, surrounded by car dealers and industrial smog. I was happy for him to rest in Taylor''s peaceful little parlour, located in the Dorridge countryside. l also felt it extremely important that the undertakers and premises had the right 'vibe' - kind, caring, good energy, lots of light and be prepared to pander to my peculiar particularities! I could not have wished for better. Not only that but the cost was very reasonable. Sam and his team were a pleasure to deal with. Both Sam and Liza were supportive. They gently guided me through the process and also went out of their way to fulfill my requests. I must also mention that the florist Sam recommended - Lisa Flowers, did an outstanding wreath for me. What a team you all are. Many thanks, Benson (Susan Bryan)

  • 5 Dion Clarke 7th Apr 2018

    Amazing funeral directors! Honestly don't think i could've used a better director and would highly recommend!

  • 5 George Huxley 2nd Apr 2018

    A family business, exceptional care and thoughtfulness. Every aspect was carefully planned and they went to great lengths to accommodate our wishes and ensure that the funeral ran smoothly. An efficient helping hand at the time when one most needs it. Very grateful and would definitely recommend.

  • 5 Carole Homelijnck 9th Mar 2018

    We chose Taylor's due to other reviews and we were not let down, Sam and Liza were professional and caring from the first meeting and the informative emails with Liza helped arranging a funeral from a distance less stressful. The recommendation of Dawn, the Celebrant to take the service and write the Order of Service was really good, she was wonderful to work with. The funeral at Robin Hood cemetery was very respectful and was a lovely way to send off my mum. 

  • 5 John Adshead 9th Mar 2018

    Professional, friendly and efficient service

  • 5 Beryl Cattell 24th Feb 2018

    Sam was very professional, kind and considerate.  He kept us informed of all details and arrangements.  He was most helpful and made a very sad day go smoothly without any problems.

  • 5 Alan McWilliam 2nd Feb 2018

    With the management of my Mother's funeral Taylor's were excellent

  • 5 Kate & Brian Harris 20th Jan 2018

    From the moment we walked into Taylor’s, Sam and his team made us feel we were in safe hands, nothing was too much trouble. With their help we managed to plan a funeral that celebrated life and on the day all ran to plan. We would not hesitate to recommend Taylor’s for their excellent service and value for money.

  • 5 Tracey Lowe 15th Jan 2018

    We were guided through a very difficult time by Sam and his team. They were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.  The Funeral went very smoothly and Sam and his team were professional, attentive and compassionate, and made our whole experience a lot easier. 

  • 5 Caroline Wilden 2nd Jan 2018

    I asked Sam to take charge of my mother's funeral. He and his team dealt with everything efficiently and professionally. I would highly recommend Taylors Funeral Directors.

  • 5 Roy Griffiths 27th Dec 2017

    Sam Taylor very promptly organised my mothers funeral and met all of our specific needs for the two services of committal and thanksgiving. The whole day went seamlessly to plan despite some atrocious weather conditions. It was good to work with a local business which took personal pride in the arrangements. Many thanks Highly recommended

  • 5 David Grieves 18th Dec 2017

    My family and I cannot thank Sam enough. Having used him twice within a few weeks, he has an incredible approach. Always treated us with the utmost respect and dignity, he listened, accepted and assisted without compromise. He went well above and beyond to ensure 'we' were ok and even hand delivered documents outside of office hours. As a family we could not have dealt with the situation we found ourselves in without Sam. I would not hesitate but to recommend him as the 'go to' service in the area. Other well known local  companies have now become corporate, where numbers become more important than the individual. When you face bereavement you need a helping hand, empathy and understanding. Sam delivers on every level. THANK YOU!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
7 Station Approach
Dorridge
Solihull
B93 8JA

Latest Verified Reviews

Julie Langley 5th Nov 2018

Very professional and sympathetic to our needs from the day we met all the way through to the end and recommended an excellent Celebrant. Under the circumstances it was a beautiful day all round, so thank you all at Taylor Funeral Directors. Your professional service and empathy shone through.

Judy McMeekin 28th Oct 2018

The whole team at Taylor’s were professional and sympathetic in every way possible. 

Ann Dolphin 26th Oct 2018

Approached several local directors with exact requirements for quotes. Taylors were the cheapest and as we had no experience with any of the others we chose them. They were excellent from the start to the finish, we could not fault them anywhere. Very professional with a very good personable approach. Having arranged five previous funerals in other parts of the country they were there at the top. So not only did we end up with superb service but Marie Curie Hospice received a large four figure donation that represented the difference between the dearest and Taylor's quotes. Superb outcome.

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