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All fireworks sold to members of the general public should carry the label confirming they conform to BS7115:Pt2:1988.

Always read and follow the safety directions with or on the fireworks. Ensure the fireworks are used in a safe area away from public roads and footpaths.

Do not fire near electricity pylons, overhead wires, buildings, trees or other hazards.

It is an offence – £5000 fine and/or up to 6 month prison sentence :-

To supply fireworks to anyone under the age of 18. If you are fortunate to have youthful looks you may be asked for photo ID!

To set off fireworks after 11.00pm. Exceptions are November 5th where they have to have finished by midnight. This is extended to 1.00am on New years Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali.

Set off fireworks in the street.

Be in possession of a firework in a public place under the age of 18.

Be in possession of a Category 4 fireworks unless a fireworks professional.


Fireworks are tested against the British Standards Institute (BSI) BS7114:1988.

Part 1 Classification of fireworks :- defining the fireworks and placing them within four categories.

Category 1: Indoor Fireworks – Suitable for use indoors.

Category 2: Garden Fireworks – suitable for outdoor use in relatively confined areas i.e. gardens. Minimum viewing distance 5m.

Category 3: Display Fireworks – suitable for outdoor use in large open space. Minimum viewing distance 25m.

Category 4: Fireworks which are incomplete and/or are not intended for sale to the general public. Often referred to as ‘professional fireworks’ No minimum viewing distance specified.

Part2 Specification :- dealing with construction, performance and labelling.

Part3 Methods of test :- Standardised tests to assure compliancy in a consistent manner.


How much will it cost?
Prices start at £750 plus VAT but can be a little as £600 for a 6-8 minute local display.

Corporate and public displays start from £1000 plus VAT with pyromusicals from £1500 plus VAT. There is no upper limit!

How long will my display last?
As a guideline you should be looking at £100 per minute – but this is dependant on the type of fireworks that can be used at your venue. It is often better to have a short multi-layered show to give a higher impact and more intense display.

What happens if it rains?
Firework crews are used to getting wet! All the fireworks are adequately protected in the event of wet weather and are therefore not affected.

How much space do I need?
We have access to a wide range of material, some which require 5m and have zero fallout to others which require over 200m. Much will depend on your event and venue. Our over-riding concern is, of course, safety and every display is preceded by a site visit.

Do you offer other services?
Yes! Northern Lights can provide you with a range of merchandise such as light ropes, glow products and sparklers. We can also provide lasers, projectors, smoke and CO2 machines if required.