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The Firework Code

Always follow the firework code, stick to these simple rules, and be safe this bonfire night.

  • only buy fireworks marked BS 7114
  • don’t drink alcohol if you’re setting off fireworks
  • store fireworks in a closed box
  • follow the instructions on each firework
  • light fireworks at arm’s length, using the taper provided
  • stand well back
  • never go near a firework that has been lit - even if it hasn’t gone off it could still explode
  • never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
  • always supervise children around fireworks
  • light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves
  • never give sparklers to a child under five
  • keep pets indoors
  • don’t set off noisy fireworks late at night and never after 11.00pm (except on certain occasions)
  • take care around open flames such as bonfires and barbecues - all clothes even those labeled ‘low flammability’ can catch fire

 

The Law

If you misuse them you may be liable for an on the spot fine of £80. If found guilty by the courts you could get a fine of up to £5,000.It is an offence to:

  • buy adult fireworks if you are under 18
  • set off fireworks in the street or other public places
  • set off fireworks between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am

You can let off fireworks until 12.00 pm on bonfire night and until 1.00 am on Christmas, New Years Eve, Chinese New Year or Diwali.
If you are using fireworks you will need to be aware of your neighbours and make sure that you do not cause a nuisance.

Be safe not sorry

Having fireworks at home can be great fun, as long as they are used safely. Follow our simple steps to make sure your display is safe and fun.

Fireworks are safe if you use them properly. If you’re putting on a home display, you should follow some simple steps to make sure that everyone has a good time without getting hurt.

Keep kids safe

We want children to enjoy fireworks but they need to know that they can be dangerous if they are not used properly. Each year, over half of all firework injuries are suffered by children. The Child Accident Prevention Trust have more guidance on keeping kids safe

Sparkler safely

Did you know that sparklers get five times hotter than cooking oil? Sparklers are not toys and should never be given to a child under five.

Where to buy

Don’t cut corners just to save a few quid. Always buy fireworks from a reputable shop to make sure that they conform to British Standards. This means that they should have BS 7114 written on the box.

Sometimes shops open up for a short time before Bonfire Night but these may not be the best places to buy fireworks from. Staff in these shops might not be very knowledgeable about using fireworks safely and their fireworks might not meet British Standards.

Whatever you do, don’t buy fireworks from anywhere you’re not sure about, such as the back of a van or from a temporary, unlicensed market stall.

What to buy

There are different categories of fireworks. Members of the public can buy and set off most of the fireworks that come under Categories 1 to 3. These are fireworks that include those that you can use indoors, in your garden or at a display. Always read the packet carefully and make sure that the fireworks you buy are suitable for the place where you are going to set them off.

Professional fireworks

Some fireworks can only be bought and used by firework professionals. These include: air bombs; aerial shells, aerial maroons, shells-in-mortar and maroons-in-mortar; all bangers; mini rockets; fireworks with erratic flight; some Category 2 and 3 fireworks which exceed certain size limits; and all Category 4 fireworks.

Setting them off

Only one person should be in charge of fireworks. If that’s you, then make sure you take all the necessary precautions. Read the instructions in daylight and don’t drink any alcohol until they’ve all been discharged. Make your preparations in advance, and in daylight. On the night, you will need...

  • a torch
  • a bucket or two of water
  • eye protection and gloves
  • a bucket of soft earth to put fireworks in
  • suitable supports and launchers if you’re setting off catherine wheels or rockets.

Firework displays

If you are organising a firework display for the general public, read our information on how to organise safe and successful firework displays. Protect your animals You should take precautions to protect your pets during the times of the year when fireworks are likely to be set off.

Wedding fireworks options and price list

Blitz - Boogie Display

The Boogie wedding fireworks display package offers exceptional value for money.

This display has been carefully choreographed and uses a wide variety of material which is fired from a single location some of the material used is shells, cakes, candles, strobes and barrage candles and as with all Blitz displays the bride & groom will push the button to start the display.

Our clients will receive the same great service and attention to detail coupled with a display that will deliver a breathtaking finale to your special day.

£599.00 plus VAT

We will travel to any location within the mainland UK. The price above is based on us traveling within the northwest. Any additional travel expenses will be agreed with you before your booking is completed - there will be no hidden extras.

Blitz - Jazz Display

The Jazz display consists of a wide variety of category four professional pyrotechnic materials which can be colour co-ordinated and choreographed to your very own requirements.

We welcome and encourage input from our clients so you can be safe in the knowledge you are receiving the very best service and attention to detail.

The display will last between four and six minutes and will end with a volley of aerial shells to leave your guests shell shocked!

£750.00 PLUS VAT

We will travel to any location within the mainland UK. The price above is based on us traveling within the northwest. Any additional travel expenses will be agreed with you before your booking is completed - there will be no hidden extras.

Blitz - Classical Display

The classical display is a great way to end your evening or occasion, with this display your guests will be in no doubt that you mean to entertain.

The show uses professional category four material throughout and amazes your guests with mines, cakes, fountains, candles and of course a huge volley of aerial shells which will include titanium salutes to finish the display.

This is our most popular display and being fired from 3 points gives beautiful coverage of the blank night sky canvas.

£950.00 plus Vat

We will travel to any location within the mainland UK. The price above is based on us traveling within the northwest. Any additional travel expenses will be agreed with you before your booking is completed - there will be no hidden extras.

Blitz - Symphony Display

The symphony display is inspiring as we endeavor to leave your guests spellbound. Watch as they marvel at the sheer spectacle of what is produced. This show uses category four materials and utilises aerial shells throughout with a variety of effects. The material for this show is sourced from Spain, Italy and China and ensures that the quality of this show is unsurpassed.

The Symphony Display is choreographed with all out entertainment in mind with a finale of epic proportions. Your guests will be talking about this for a long time afterwards. We welcome and encourage the client’s involvement in the choice of material and to decide on the intensity of how the show is fired

£1350.00 plus VAT

Blitz - Recital Display

WOW is the first word that enters your mind with this display as the display starts from multiple positions with wonderful effects created like lattice work, Z firing cakes, waterfalls, 5 metre fountains and aerial shells are fired throughout the duration of the display.

This show is fired electronically from a lap top computer to achieve perfect synchronization of the firing times and the material in this display is sourced from across Europe and China, consultation with the client is encouraged to discuss colour content and duration.

All of this and a finale of epic proportions make this a must have ending for your day, we have on request filmed many of our displays for our clients and the look on people’s faces when you look back at the recording is huge reward for the hard work put in to planning this special occasion.

£1,799.00+VAT

Fireworks in our requiem display
Blitz - Requiem Display

Unprecedented is the word most fitting the description of this display as we discuss the content directly with the happy couple to determine whether they want more aerial impact, greater intensity or a display that gradually builds and ends with a New Year’s Eve style finale! Once again this display is fired from a lap top computer for that pin point timing and impact.

The finale to this display is barrel rolled and just seems to keep coming with 3 inch, 4 inch, 5 inch and 6 inch shells filling the night time sky to say that this display is a crowd pleaser is an understatement, please enquire to find out more.

£1,999.00 plus VAT

Blitz - Symposium Display

This is a display of breathtaking proportion and it is rightly considered so because it barely gives you time to catch your breath from one volley of aerial shells before another volley is filling the night sky; this is not a display for those who wish for serenity, pretty and beauty! This performance can be likened to that of an orchestra giving a rendition of the last night of the proms.

This display is also fired from a lap top using the fire by wire firing system that was used at the Beijing Olympics.

There is no slow build or light introduction it is quite simply flat out ENTERTAINMENT and will have your guests spellbound, comparisons to Disney are not unwarranted with this display.

£2,499.00 plus VAT

Fireworks in our symposium display
Blitz - O Sole Mio Display

The O sole Mio fireworks display showcases our expertise in pyrotechnical musicals. We can custom build our firework displays to any song of your choice.

This display has been carefully choreographed to O sole Mio by Luciano Pavarotti and uses a wide variety of material including shells, cakes, candles, strobes and barrage candles and as with all Blitz displays the bride & groom will push the button to start the display.

Our clients will receive the same great service and attention to detail coupled with a display that will deliver a breath taking musical finale to your wedding day.

As each custom pyro musical display will vary in time and quantity of fireworks please contact us to discuss a price.

Say it with a bang

Here at Blitz Event Solutions we can also provide messages written with lancework which is brightly lit fireworks that can read I LOVE YOU or MARRY ME ? we can produce love hearts from 2ft tall to 6ft tall or we can create a love heart with initials each side of it.

Blitz are excited to announce our wedding pyromusicals brand new for 2012, Blitz will choreograph fireworks to a music track of your choice examples could be "you to me are everything" or "love is in the air" etc the choice is yours. Blitz will take care of everything including the outdoor sound all you have to do is select your track which is limited to a maximum of approximately 4 minutes the cost for this exciting new display begins at £1,499.00 +VAT. Prices for displays with a longer duration, more intense or multiple tracks are available on request.

If you're on a tighter budget and are thinking of firing your own fireworks then please visit our online fireworks shop for all of the latest fireworks and display packages delivered directly to your door.

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