Frequently Asked Questions

We don’t know of anyone who hasn’t seen a firework before, but finding someone who has arranged a fireworks display is a bit more uncommon. To help you understand what’s involved in arranging a fireworks display, we’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions.

Do I need to have special insurance?

Ultimate Fireworks Ltd provide all the necessary insurance. As a company we carry £5 million of product and public liability insurance, which covers you for any firework related incidents – but not any other aspects of the event.

Does the size of the venue matter?

Yes, size matters, because fireworks need a safe area in which to explode. The area where the display is to be conducted will have to be assessed by our team.  The selection and size range of our fireworks is enormous and depending on the venue size, we will advise what we believe to be most suited to the venue. All of our displays are subject to a Risk Assessment right up to the time we fire.

Can the display be set off at midnight?

Fireworks displays during most of the year must finish by 11pm due to strict legislation; it is an offence to use fireworks between 11 pm and 7 am. There are a few exceptions to this: November 5th (fireworks permitted until 12 midnight), and New Years Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali for which fireworks are permitted until 1am.

What happens if it rains?

We get wet… you just enjoy the display! Our fireworks are designed to be lit in the rain, so the likelihood of rain will not compromise your display.

What can I expect from having Ultimate Fireworks for my display?

We seek to amaze and enthrall our audiences. To make the world a slightly brighter place. To create something that will linger on in peoples minds long after the sky has gone dark… We know we’ve done our job when people leave with a smile 🙂

Pet care

Fireworks can frighten pets, so we take every precaution to make life as stress free for animals as we can. We’ve got a page dedicated to pet care available here:

A pet owner’s guide to fireworks