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FAQ’s

Payment

What is included in the price?

Prices quoted include the following:

  • Site survey
  • Availability for site visits, planning meetings and liaison with venue
  • Full event advice
  • Preparation of site specific risk assessments
  • £10m Public and Product Liability Insurance
  • All product & equipment
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Choreography
  • BPA trained professional Operators
  • Use of sate of the art digital firing systems
  • Rigging, firing and de-rig
  • Clear up of the firing site
  • Full rights to any imagery of our work
  • Fire safety equipment
  • Availability for de-briefs / post event evaluation

Do you take credit cards?

We take all major credit and debit cards just call us on 01207 524852.  For other ways to pay please visit https://www.reactionfireworks.co.uk/how-to-pay

 

What if I cancel the firework display?

We always work with our clients to re-arrange the display, however if this is not possible the following cancellation charges apply:

  • More than 28 days before the display – 25% of the contract price
  • 15 – 28 days before the display – 50% of the contract price
  • 8 – 14 days before the display – 75% of the contract price
  • 7 days or less before the display – 100% of the contract price

What are your payment terms?

For wedding displays we do not require a deposit.  Full payment is required one week before the display.

For all other types of display the payment terms would be agreed prior to contract.

Organising a Display

How much do fireworks cost?

The cost of a professional firework display can vary enormously depending on the intensity, size and number of fireworks fired and the duration of the display.

A high quality wedding firework display would normally cost about £800 for 6-8 minutes duration and typically £100 for every extra minute after that.  Once the budget exceeds £1,500 then you could consider the option of having your display choreographed to music.

As a guide an organisation such as a Round Table or Parish Council typically spends between £3,000 to £6,000 for a 15 to 20 minute pyromusical.

Major Guy Fawkes displays as seen in many cities accross the UK over November would typically cost between £10,000 and £16,000 and often have audiences in excess of 20,000.

Larger displays seen in such places as Battersea Park, Edinburgh Castle and the London Eye can range from between £30,000 to £200,000.

The record for the most expensive firework display is held by Kuwait for the 50th anniversary of the ratification of Kuwait’s Constitution in November 2012.  The display cost a reported £10,000,000 !

The Guinness World Record for the largest firework display was achieved by The Church of Christ in Manilla in the Philippines at the countdown to the 2016 New Year Celebrations.  Although the cost of the display is unreported.

 

 

How long should my firework display last?

The duration and budget for your display are intrinsically linked.  In our opinion longer does not always mean better.

A wedding firework display would normally last between 6 and 15 minutes.

For a public or corporate display we would recommend the display duration to be between 18 and 22 minutes.  This duration is proven to keep the attention of the audience throughout the entire display by delivering a high impact, non stop barrage of colour and sound.

Most of the worlds largest firework displays such as London’s New Year Celebrations only last 11-12 minutes!

What safety distances do I need?

In all cases we will undertake a site survey and agree with the client the layout of the site and the safety distances.

distances

It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that the safety distances are guarded and maintained.

Do I need a licence or special permission to have a firework display?

No.  There are no restrictions other than any that are imposed by your venue.

You must however have permission from the landowner.

Do I need to notify the police or local authorities?

Not normally for a smaller firework displays but we think it is a good idea to let them and your neighbours know in advance to avoid any unexpected disturbance.

For public displays we would suggest you contact your local authority and they will advise you.

What about insurance?

We have £10million Public and Product Liability Insurance.

Our insurers are QBE and there contact details are:

QBE Europe

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London EC3M 3BD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7105 4000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7105 4019

Where can I get more information about organising a firework display?

Reaction Fireworks have over 25 year’s experience of organising events and public firework displays and we would be happy to give you advice on the organisation of your firework display.

External advice can be found here:

HSE Guidance

HSE Booklet

Wedding Fireworks

How much do fireworks cost?

The cost of a professional firework display can vary enormously depending on the intensity, size and number of fireworks fired and the duration of the display.

A high quality wedding firework display would normally cost about £800 for 6-8 minutes duration and typically £100 for every extra minute after that.  Once the budget exceeds £1,500 then you could consider the option of having your display choreographed to music.

As a guide an organisation such as a Round Table or Parish Council typically spends between £3,000 to £6,000 for a 15 to 20 minute pyromusical.

Major Guy Fawkes displays as seen in many cities accross the UK over November would typically cost between £10,000 and £16,000 and often have audiences in excess of 20,000.

Larger displays seen in such places as Battersea Park, Edinburgh Castle and the London Eye can range from between £30,000 to £200,000.

The record for the most expensive firework display is held by Kuwait for the 50th anniversary of the ratification of Kuwait’s Constitution in November 2012.  The display cost a reported £10,000,000 !

The Guinness World Record for the largest firework display was achieved by The Church of Christ in Manilla in the Philippines at the countdown to the 2016 New Year Celebrations.  Although the cost of the display is unreported.

 

 

Can I add music to my display?

Reaction Fireworks have an enviable reputation for choreographing music to fireworks.

We believe the combination of music and fireworks adds so much more to a display and makes for a more spectacular occasion.

Read more here.

What music should I choose?

We can choreograph fireworks to any piece of music, but some styles of music work better than others.  We suggest you start with a theme or favourite song in mind.

We always approach the selection of music in partnership with our clients.  This helps to ensure that the creative process is collaborative and that the final selection is agreeable to all parties.

Will rain affect my firework display?

We work hard to ensure all of our fireworks are waterproofed and protected from the weather and we won’t cancel a firework display due to rain unless there is flooding or a risk to people.

We get wet not our fireworks!

Will wind affect my firework display?

Safety is our number one priority and unfortunately the wind is our number one enemy, however cancellation of a display is extremely rare.

In windy conditions we may choose with agreement with the event organiser to fire a test shell and follow the track of the fallout.

We will do whatever we can to ensure a safe and successful display and may work with the organiser to move the spectator area or firing site.

We may choose to exclude long burning effects from the display or cancel the display completely.

If we cancel a display we will always work with the display organiser to re-arrange the time or date if possible.

My wedding venue won’t allow fireworks?

If your venue has a restriction on the use of fireworks this is probably due to noise.  Reaction Fireworks can provide stunning, low noise displays and would be happy to speak to your venue on your behalf to see what we can do.

Can my firework display be themed?

Yes.  We can select different colours, effects and accompanying music to fit any theme.

Reaction Fireworks have an enviable reputation for choreographing music to fireworks and have a large inventory of colours and effects which means we can deliver the most creative themed firework displays imaginable.

Can you provide quiet fireworks?

Using specialist materials we can provide a reduced noise, high-impact display at venues where noise levels are a consideration. Choose from any one of our packages and we will replace the loud effects with visually stunning quieter ones.

Do you take credit cards?

We take all major credit and debit cards just call us on 01207 524852.  For other ways to pay please visit https://www.reactionfireworks.co.uk/how-to-pay

 

What about insurance?

We have £10million Public and Product Liability Insurance.

Our insurers are QBE and there contact details are:

QBE Europe

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London EC3M 3BD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7105 4000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7105 4019

General

What type of fireworks do you use?

We only use category 4 fireworks for our displays.  These types of fireworks are not available to the general public but only professional firework companies.  The fireworks are much larger, louder and brighter than those which are bought in the shops.

When designing a show we use many different type of firework including aerial shells, barrages (cakes), roman candles, gerbs (fountains), bundles, combinations, single shot and mines.

Can I add music to my display?

Reaction Fireworks have an enviable reputation for choreographing music to fireworks.

We believe the combination of music and fireworks adds so much more to a display and makes for a more spectacular occasion.

Read more here.

What music should I choose?

We can choreograph fireworks to any piece of music, but some styles of music work better than others.  We suggest you start with a theme or favourite song in mind.

We always approach the selection of music in partnership with our clients.  This helps to ensure that the creative process is collaborative and that the final selection is agreeable to all parties.

Will rain affect my firework display?

We work hard to ensure all of our fireworks are waterproofed and protected from the weather and we won’t cancel a firework display due to rain unless there is flooding or a risk to people.

We get wet not our fireworks!

Will wind affect my firework display?

Safety is our number one priority and unfortunately the wind is our number one enemy, however cancellation of a display is extremely rare.

In windy conditions we may choose with agreement with the event organiser to fire a test shell and follow the track of the fallout.

We will do whatever we can to ensure a safe and successful display and may work with the organiser to move the spectator area or firing site.

We may choose to exclude long burning effects from the display or cancel the display completely.

If we cancel a display we will always work with the display organiser to re-arrange the time or date if possible.

Can I have a firework display at any time of the year?

Yes.  However, consideration should be given to daylight hours and when it will be dark enough to get the full impact of the fireworks.  By law a firework cannot be fired after 11.00pm unless the date of the display has dispensation such as November 5th, New Years Eve, Chinese New Year or Diwali.

Can my firework display be themed?

Yes.  We can select different colours, effects and accompanying music to fit any theme.

Reaction Fireworks have an enviable reputation for choreographing music to fireworks and have a large inventory of colours and effects which means we can deliver the most creative themed firework displays imaginable.

How do I get quote or proposal?

Contact us and we will be happy to discuss your display.  We will then provide a detailed quotation that includes the number of fireworks, the type and calibre of each firework and detailed description of each firework effect.

What about insurance?

We have £10million Public and Product Liability Insurance.

Our insurers are QBE and there contact details are:

QBE Europe

Plantation Place
30 Fenchurch Street
London EC3M 3BD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7105 4000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7105 4019

Are you members of any firework related professional organisation?

Yes we are members of the British Pyrotechnists Association (BPA) and Explosives Industry Group (EIG).

Can you provide a firework display at very short notice?

Yes.  Our rapid reaction team have even provided firework displays the same day!

For example the office received a morning call requiring a £3,000 firework display for a fairground operator in Hartlepool, our team were happy to deliver and the display was a huge success.

What is your site clear up policy?

We always clear up as much of the firework debris as possible following the display, leaving the site as far as is possible, just as we found it.

Do you sell sky lanterns?

No.  To be honest, we like the look of lanterns but they can be dangerous.  There are many reports of serious burns, danger to livestock and wild animals as well as often been mistaken as distress flares.

Do you sell retail fireworks?

We don’t sell retail fireworks but we highly recommend either Dynamic FireworksEpic Fireworks or Fireworks Direct for all your retail needs!  Please mention Reaction Fireworks when ordering.

What is the best way to photograph fireworks?

There are many great guides online to photographing fireworks.  Click here for the top Google searches.

Safety

What safety distances do I need?

In all cases we will undertake a site survey and agree with the client the layout of the site and the safety distances.

distances

It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that the safety distances are guarded and maintained.

What about a Risk Assessment?

A site survey will be undertaken by us and a site specific risk assessment carried out.

We work closely with our clients and are available to attend planning meetings, site surveys and work with Safety Advisory Groups as required.

We will supply a copy of the site specific risk assessment in good time ahead of the firework display.

Where can I get more information about organising a firework display?

Reaction Fireworks have over 25 year’s experience of organising events and public firework displays and we would be happy to give you advice on the organisation of your firework display.

External advice can be found here:

HSE Guidance

HSE Booklet

Contact Us

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Freephone: 0800 90 78287
Phone: 01207 524 852
Text: 07871 499160
Fax: 01207 524 890

info@reactionfireworks.co.uk

 

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