This year sees a large amount of compound hitting the market. We get asked what's the benefit of a compound, so here's out thoughts.
A compound firework is technically a barrage pack that has been linked together in the factory. We currently stock a range of compounds from 2 to 8 fireworks that have all been interconnected and fused to fire off a single fuse.
The benefits of a compound are that current legislation dictates that a firework must have no more than 1kg of explosive powder. My personal thoughts are that no single firework is worth more than £100 due to the limitations. A compound firework offers customers something...
Well we're now under starters orders for Bonfire Night.
We're just about fully stocked now and raring to go.
Rocket wise we've got the popular War Hawks and Max Impact rockets.
Plus we've about 30 new lines in for 2017 to make this a fantastic year for fireworks.
We all know that 1.3g fireworks pack more of a punch than 1.4g, the addition of flash powder adds noise to a firework. Simple..NO!!
1.3g fireworks have been virtually impossible for us to stock in our shop unless they came to us caged. You may have bought a firework that when you open the box there's a metal cage that is banded and an absolute bugger to get off. This is there to reduce the storage and transportation classification from 1.3g to 1.4g.
A very brief paragraph on storage classification.
All firework retailers that run shops are allowed to stock up to 250kg (nett powder weight) of 1.4g fireworks with a storage license....
After what seems an age away on holiday we're back and it looks like we've brought the weather with us.
We're attending a demo night today from Brothers Pyrotechnics and once we've reviewed the fireworks, we'll be finalising our range for Bonfire Night 2017, but we all know there will be additions when we see that "Must Have" firework.
So as we keep saying, watch this space
Well it's coming to that time of year again.
We will be closed from Saturday 22nd April and we will re-open on Wednesday 24th May for our annual summer holidays.
As we won't be able to service any orders, we will be suspending any ordering on our website as of Monday 17th April.
We'll be back fully refreshed and all set for getting sully ready for Bonfire Night.
Well 2017 is looking to be an interesting year for fireworks.
First the bad news, price increases. It looks like most of the suppliers are implementing price increases this year, with figures of up to 20%. Underlying factors are the poor $/£ exchange rate. All fireworks are bough in Dollars and afer Brexit, yes Brexit again, the Dollar crashed. We'll have a better idea in the coming weeks as to what's going to happen.
Now the good news. After a very interesting trade event there are some cracking products coming for 2017 with a great range of compound fireworks coming in. These offer a true "Display in a Box" with 1 fuse firing...