Fireworks Info

Information for Click and Collect fireworks / Firework Specifications

1.3g specification fireworks contain more flash powder than the 1.4g products that are predominantly comprised of black powder. For this reason, we are unable to stock 1.3g items in store for extended periods of time (enforced by government regulation). If you are hoping to purchase 1.3g fireworks, they must be ordered online in our Click and Collect department at least 24 hours prior to your specified collection date. You will also be notified via email to confirm that your order will be ready for collection.

Some of our 1.3g products are stored in Pyromesh (a wired cage designed specifically for explosives), and for this reason, they can be treated as 1.4g products. These items can be purchased from our retail store without prior notice, subject to availability.

All of our products can have their explosive classification distinguished via the following orange diamond logos:

1.3 G logo

These items must be ordered 24 hours prior to collection

1.3 g pyromesh

These items do not require notice to purchase from our store

1.4 g logo

These items do not require notice to purchase from our store


Safely Securing Fireworks

We strongly advise that all fireworks are safely secured before firing. It is a very rare occurrence that something will go wrong, but following these instructions highly reduce the chance of an accident happening:

Please follow all safety information printed on each of the fireworks. Additionally if your fireworks are being collected from our store, please feel free to mention any concerns you may have. We will advise appropriately.

Please ensure that your spectators are the appropriate distance from your fireworks (ie. 8m, 15m or 25m). Confirm whether the firework is vertical or fanned firing, and make sure there are no obstructions to its firing pattern (eg. Fences, overhanging trees etc.).

Ensure that all fireworks are placed on a flat surface and cannot fall over or wobble during firing. We highly advise securing fireworks to wooden stakes similar to the following images:

Vertical firing firework

Vertical firing firework

Fanned firework

Fanned firework
(secured at the front and back to avoid firing interference)


Firework Code – Safety Guide

You must be over 18 to buy fireworks and sparklers. Proof of ID may be required.

It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to possess fireworks in a public place.

Fireworks can only be fired in private places unless authorised by the local authority.

Make sure you buy a reputable brand of fireworks from a retailer that you trust and buy fireworks and sparklers marked with the – CE marking.

Always store fireworks in a closed tin or box.

Follow the instructions stated on each firework. Read the instructions carefully using natural light, a torch, or a lamp, NEVER a naked flame.

Secure all fireworks as instructed by the retailer or on the firework itself.

Light fireworks at arm’s length using a taper or firework lighter, and then retire immediately. Stand well back for the duration of the firework.

Never smoke when lighting fireworks.

Alcohol and fireworks don’t mix. If you are in charge of lighting the fireworks, avoid drinking alcohol.

Always have the correct safety distance for the fireworks you have chosen from your spectators (8 metres, 15 metres or a 25 metre safety distance).

Never return to a lit firework or one that may not have finished firing. If a firework fails to fire, leave it for at least 30 minutes before lifting. It can then be made safe by immersing it in water.

Only use launch tubes for rockets – never use milk bottles, buckets or stake them in the ground.

Light sparklers one at a time and be very careful when handling them as they can reach extremely high temperatures. Ensure everyone wears gloves when handling sparklers.

Dispose of sparklers in a bucket of water as soon as they are finished.

Never give sparklers to children under 5 years of age, and ensure children are supervised at all times.

Never throw fireworks.

Never put a firework in your pocket.

Keep all pets and animals indoors and away from pyrotechnics.

Respect your neighbours – don’t let off fireworks late at night there are laws to follow.

Lay out for Fireworks Displays:

Ensure you have large enough site for your fireworks and confirm that it can accommodate the types of fireworks you will use (vertical or fanned firing).
Make sure the firing area is free from all overhead obstructions, such as trees or over hanging cables.

Layout for firework displays


Additional Firework Information

Information and Timing for fireworks are provided to the best of our knowledge and should therefore be used as a guide.