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 of their fireworks.
You can let fireworks off on your own land or property or on another person’s land or property with the owner’s consent 365 days a year between the hours of 7.00am and 11.00pm, till midnight on bonfire night and till 1.00am New Years Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year.
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).
Legitimate fireworks sold in the UK carry the CE label and are categorised with minimum distances for each category.
Category 1 – Indoor fireworks
Category 2 – 8 metre distance from fireworks
Category 3 – 25 metres from fireworks
Caged – 25 metre distance from fireworks. These caged barrage fireworks meet uk safety standards for storage by being stored within a pyromesh cage. This metal cage reduces the fire and hazard risk of these more powerful fireworks, until the mesh is opened at the fireworks display prior to being ignited.
Before purchasing fireworks it is always a good idea to check the area you are going to ignite them. In your garden you will need 24m between your viewing area and where you intend to ignite them if you want to buy Cat 3, or 8m for Cat 2 fireworks, these distances are for your own safety and protection as well as making sure you can enjoy the full effect of them when viewing.
30 meters or more is the ideal distance from viewing area to firing site, it’s a good idea to check that there are no overhead obstructions like trees, telephone cables or electricity cables. If you live near an airport check you are not too close to interfere with a flight path.
You may want to notify your neighbours if you are having a display so they can make arrangements for pets, young or the elderly.
The price of fireworks depends on which fireworks you are looking for. They can start from just a few pounds for a single firework, up to £500 for a complete crate of fireworks package. The fireworks prices depend on the duration, amount of firework shots and intensity.
Having been in the firework business for almost 10 years, and by buying our products directly from China as well as domestic sources, we have the buying power to obtain large quantities of fireworks and sell them at the lowest possible prices. Ensuring we always have the best deals for our customers.
Unfortunately, Firecrackers cannot be bought legally in the UK anymore. That’s doesn’t mean there are not still some very exciting and loud fireworks available! Just take a look at our product videos to see what we mean.
Yes, Fireworks are legal in the UK. You cannot buy fireworks if you’re under 18. Also, by law you can only set off fireworks between 7 AM and 11 PM unless it’s during certain special occasions such as New Year’s Eve, Diwali, Chinese New Year, which is 1 AM and Guy Fawkes (5th Nov) which is Midnight
According to the law you must not set off or throw fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or other public places. Under the law, you must have permission of the land owner to let off fireworks. Also, you should only buy fireworks (including sparklers) from licensed sellers for private use
Bangers have been illegal to sell or buy in the UK since 1997. This is due to being labelled as potentially harmful and a nuisance firework. Along with Mini rockets, firecrackers, jumping jacks or fireworks with erratic flight and Airbombs
Yes, you can. Under the law, you must have permission of the land owner to let off fireworks. So if it is your property you can set off your fireworks in your backyard. From sparklers, to fountains or rockets. Always make sure you buy fireworks safe for your garden
No, you don’t. We supply fireworks for smaller public displays as well as to businesses, groups and individuals. All our stock carries the category 2 and 3 classification meaning they are designed for non-professional igniting, and have just one fuse each so are simple to light. We also supply comprehensive firing orders, and safety equipment to make them even easier to use and every pack comes with our full list of safety hints and tips. We are always happy to give advice on designing your display, just ask
We only deal with manufacturers whose fireworks comply fully with all aspects of the current fireworks safety regulation (BS7114) and display the British Standards kite mark in support of this, or are CE marked
It is very unusual for our fireworks to fail to go off, however it can happen. In these circumstances, do not approach the firework. It is best to leave the firework overnight then soak with water the following day, and contact your local fire service for further advice