Planning Your Display

Planning Your Display

The firework packs are designed on a modular basis so that they can be purchased and used individually or combined for larger displays to suit a variety of budget or site constraints. We are more than happy to discuss individual requirements and assist with selection of the most appropriate fireworks, alternatively view our pack combinations using the link on the left.


Firing Order
Traditionally shows are started with a bang - perhaps a single rocket. After this, it is best to fire the display in rotation - Roman Candles, Rockets, a Set Piece or Mine and a larger calibre Rocket. If you have a Finale bouquet, keep this until the end to produce a spectacular display. End the display with another bang. Try to keep the display continuous.

Tip: It is often better to have a more intense display over a shorter period of time rather than extend the duration. It is our suggestion that if budget and space allow, fireworks can be fired in pairs to increase the overall spectacular effect and widen the viewing angle.

 

Firing Heights and Times.  (Please note these are only approximate)

  Height
(meters)
Firework Type Duration
(seconds)
 

55 - 60

4oz Rockets 6 - 8
  45 - 60 Finale Barrages - Saturn, Super Nova, Voyager, Zodiac, Candle Batteries (frames) 45
  45 - 60 2oz Rockets 4 - 6
  45 - 55 Oxford Rockets 4 - 6
  45 Kimbolton Rockets 4 - 6
  40 Cambridge & Colorado Rockets 4 - 6
  35 65 - 85mm Mines 3 - 5
  25 - 35 Finale Barrages - Apollo, Galaxy, Northern Lights 30
  25 - 35 Candle Pots (all types) 30 - 40
  25 - 35 Single Ignition & Multishot Bouquets 60 - 120
  25 - 35 Candle Barrages - 19 shots 25 - 30
  25m Candle Barrages - 50 shots 35 - 40
  3 - 5 Set Pieces - Larger Wheels, Gerbs (Fountains) 60 - 90
  3 Lancework 60 - 90
  Ground Bengals
Small Wheels, Fountains & Cones
60 - 90
Various