Fireworks F.A.Q

When do you sell fireworks?

  • 15 October to 10 November
  • 26 to 31 December
  • 3 days before Diwali and Chinese New Year
  • Weekdays we deliver 5pm onwards on the dates above.
  • Weekends we deliver 9am-8pm on the dates above.

When can I let off fireworks?

The law says you must not set off or throw fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or other public places.

You must not set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, except for:

  • Bonfire Night, when the cut off is midnight.
  • New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 1am.

Check with your council to find out about any local rules for setting off fireworks.

How do I know my fireworks are safe?

We only supply fireworks sourced from reputable suppliers in the industry.

All of our fireworks conform to CE & BS 7114 Part 2: 1988 the quality standard for fireworks in the UK. Beware of fireworks from untrustworthy sources.

Is my garden suitable?

Different fireworks have different safety distance categories.

CAT2 fireworks have a minimum safety distance of 8M which is suitable for most small gardens but we must stress this is the bare minimum and would suggest 8-16m distance for safety and full effect.

CAT3 fireworks require 25M safety distance which is better suited to medium to larger sized gardens.

Fireworks should be secured as per manufacturers instruction located on the firework, safety is paramount.

Allways setup and angle fireworks away from trees.

What about poor weather?

Poor weather is the last thing you want to happen on your big night. Spectators may get wet but the show can go on if the right preparations have been made. 

Most fireworks can be protected against rain with polythene bags or clingfilm to protect from the elements.

Leave it as late as possible before you set them up to protect from rain but strong wind is a major consideration in cancelling your fireworks.

 

How do I dispose of unused and used fireworks?

The link below shows handy pictured instructions for the best way to extinguish fireworks.

https://www.wikihow.com/Dispose-of-Fireworks

 

What about pets and neighbors?

It's always best to notify neighbors when your display is going ahead so they can prepare.

We suggest inviting them along so all can enjoy!

Blue cross also have some excellent advice for pet owners. Click Here

 

For any other questions regarding fireworks, please Contact us.

We are always happy to help.

https://www.gov.uk/fireworks-the-law