Each firework will have its own recommended safety distance. F2 Fireworks can be used in small to medium sized gardens, whereas F3 Fireworks require a 25m recommended safety distance so are better suited to medium to large sized gardens.

There is no such thing as ‘Silent Fireworks’ but we do have a range of quiet/low noise fireworks. These typically have a light crackle rather than a loud bang.

No. Private displays need no permissions providing you follow the law regarding times fireworks are allowed to be set off.

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.

If you are putting on a public display, or charging for entry then you should follow all the published guidelines for an organised firework event.

Most household policies will cover risks associated with domestic fireworks. If in doubt, please check with your policy provider.

Yes. You can order from our website 365 days a year. Check Google for our opening times but we are also happy to open by appointment – just contact us.

Most fireworks can be protected from the rain with polythene bags, clingfilm or tarpaulin, just leave it as late as possible before you set them out. Strong wind is more of a consideration for cancelling as this can be dangerous. You should not ignite anything if there is a risk of burning debris being blown in an unwanted direction.

The difference between 1.4G and 1.3G is the percentage of flash powder in the fireworks. 1.4G fireworks will have less than 5% flash powder and 1.3g has more than 5% flash power. More flash means bigger bursts, more bang and more volatility, so you need to be careful when storing.

  • F1 or Category 1 Fireworks are for example, sparkler, party poppers and Christmas crackers.
  • F2 or Category 2 Fireworks are generally garden fireworks for gardens sized 5-8m.
  • F3 or Category 3 Fireworks have more flash powder, which means they are more powerful. They are louder with bigger bursts in the sky. The recommended safety distances can be as much as 25m.
  • F4 or Category 4 Fireworks are for professional use only, so cannot be sold to the public.

Compound fireworks are easy to set up and take less than a minute.

  • Remove the cardboard lid from the firework by cutting the tape on each side which holds the lid in place.
  • Take a close look at the labels on top of the cakes. They will say Part 1, Part 2 etc.
  • Place bricks around the edge of the firework or use a wooden stake and duct tape around them.
  • Part 1 should face the crowd, with Part 3 and Part 4 facing away.
  • Tear back the orange label (Fuse) on Part 1and light with a port fire when you are ready.

Make sure the fuse comes off easily and the rocket stick is free to move within the launching tube. Rockets will always fly into the wind so please take this into consideration and do not fire them if it is very windy.

To dispose of used fireworks, submerge them in a bucket of water for 48 hours. Once soaked it can then be disposed of in your general waste if permitted. Please check with your local council if you are unsure they will accept.