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Cremation Urn Sizes

What size cremation urn do we need?

Cremated remains (ashes) can vary in amount due to different cremation processes, temperature variations, bone structure of the deceased, height and age. Weight does not effect the size of the urn required as fat is a combustible element of nature and naturally disappears.

A 200 cubic inch urn is, in 98% of cases, more than large enough to hold the ashes of an adult. If unsure please contact your crematorium or funeral director to confirm exactly what size urn you need to purchase.

The ashes of very tall adults would be best suited to an urn that is 220 cubic inches/ 3.6Lt  or larger.

As calcuting ash amount is not an exact science, the following is a guide only. We do not guarantee the following calculations will be true 100% of the time.

What size urn will we need?

Tall adults- 6" /182.88cm and over will need a 220 cubic inch cremation urn

Average height adult- 5"/152.cm- 5.9"  will need a 200 cubic inch urn

One month old baby to three year old- needs an urn of approximately 40 cubic inches/ 0.65 litres

Pre term babies- please ask your funeral director for more specific adivice on ash quantity.

What if the ashes do not fit in the urn?

If the amount of cremated remains cannot fit inside the selected urn, then any excess cremated remains is be returned to the family in a temporary urn supplied by the crematory or funeral home.

Caskets Direct provides the information on this page as a guide only. Caskets Direct shall not be held responsible for any inncodents where all the ashes do not fit in the urn.


Calculate PET cremation urn size

120 kg animal needs an urn of 212 cubic inches/ 3.48 litres or larger
100 kg animal needs an urn of 176 cubic inches/ 2.90 litres or larger
80 kg animal needs an urn of 141 cubic inches/ 2.32 litres or larger
60 kg animal needs an urn of 106 cubic inches/ 1.74 litres or larger
40 kg animal needs an urn of 70 cubic inches/ 1.16 litres or larger
20 kg animal needs an urn of 34 cubic inches/ 0.57 litres or larger 




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