FAQ

In this FAQ section we provide answers to anything and everything related to home firework displays. We think we’ve covered pretty much everything, but if you can’t find the information you’re looking for then please do get in touch with us.

Fireworks delivered next working day

Please note we only deliver to with in 5 miles of of TW5 Postcode area. A weekend or same day delivery service can be arranged for selected postcodes and areas.

Delivery Charges

Please note we only deliver to with in 5 miles of of TW5 Postcode area.

Orders value over £100 – Delivery = FREE*

Orders value between £30 & £100 – Delivery = £10.00

Orders value between £1 & £30 – Delivery = £20.00

 

ID Upon Delivery

Any adult over the age of 18 years old can buy retail fireworks. It is illegal to sell fireworks to anyone under 18 years old, we operate a ‘Think 25 policy’ and anyone who appears under 25 years old will be asked to show photo ID upon delivery or collection or their fireworks. 

What does the category of fireworks mean?

There are four divisions which fireworks fall under, which relates to type of item, level of hazard, net explosive content and noise level.

Category 1 or F1 Fireworks, are fireworks which are intended for use in confined areas, including fireworks which are intended for use inside domestic buildings (i.e. indoor fireworks).

Category 2 or F2 Fireworks, are fireworks which are intended for outdoor use (i.e. garden fireworks) and can have a minimum safety distance for operators of 8 metres, and spectators between 8 and 20 metres.

Category 3 or F3 Fireworks, are fireworks, which are intended for outdoor use in large open areas (i.e. display fireworks for open areas such as fields) and can have a minimum safety distance of 15 metres for operators and 25 metres for spectators.

Category 4 or F4 Fireworks, are not available to members of the public and are for use by persons with specialist knowledge (i.e. professional firework companies).

Before the Display
  • Read all of the instructions for each firework. Ensure that you store your fireworks in a cool, dry place, well away from any sources of ignition.
  • Ensure that all fireworks are separated from their respective packaging. Remember that they are delicate, so handle them with care.
  • Never smoke when handling fireworks
  • When unpacking the fireworks, ensure that you do so in a safe environment, away from any sources of ignition.
Considering Your Site

The first thing to consider is ensuring that your fireworks are a safe distance from your spectators, and any hazards such as buildings, trees or overhead power lines. Most fireworks require a minimum safe distance of 25 metres. However, this is a minimum distance, hence we would recommend that you keep your firing site as far from the crowd as practically possible.

It is also important to bear in mind where the debris from your fireworks will land (debris being burning embers and rocket sticks). A clear area behind the firing site separating you from the crowd should be retained in order for the debris to fall to the ground safely. Also think about the prevailing wind direction – try to place your audience upwind of the firing site.

Access and exit points for the site should be clearly marked and easily accessible, not just for the audience but also for the emergency services. Remember that it is the organisers responsibility to ensure the safety of the crowd, so make sure that all entrances and exits are well lit and far enough away from the firing area.

Lastly, if you are organising an event in which members of the general public will attend, then you should consider your public liability. Speak with your insurance provider for more information regarding this.

Your Display
  • All persons responsible for firing the displays should be familiar with the firing order and know exactly which fireworks they are responsible for lighting
  • You should ensure that no unauthorised persons enter the display area and, if necessary, appoint a steward for this purpose
  • Under no circumstances should any person under the influence of drugs or alcohol be involved in the handling or firing of fireworks
  • Never aim fireworks across the crowd
  • Keep set pieces at least 10ft apart in order to avoid cross ignition
  • Make sure to wear the appropriate clothing when handling and lighting the fireworks, e.g. heat resistant gloves, safety goggles, non-flammable clothing
  • Children must be kept under adult supervision at all times
  • Never leave any fireworks unattended
  • Should any firework fail to ignite, DO NOT APPROACH FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES after the display has finished and then dowse in water or dry powder and leave for 24 hours where possible

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