Setting Up Fireworks

Everything you need to know about safely setting up your fireworks.

Taking the time to set up your fireworks properly really can make a huge difference not just to the safety of your display but also to the flow and overall effect too. In these sections we’ll start with site layout and general setting up advice, covering things such as safety distances and the importance of having a fallout area for debris, plus look at how you can fit your display in various venues including the back garden.

Next, check out the article on pyromesh which you may encounter with some of your bigger fireworks. This wire mesh and strapping can be difficult to remove so we’ll show you how to do it safely.

Then, we take a look at specific advice on safely setting up each main type of UK firework such as cakes, candles and mines, rockets, fountains and wheels and set pieces.

Finally, what to do if rain is forecast in the coping with bad weather guide, which includes advice on windy conditions too.

A reminder that if you’re new to fireworks or this website, our Beginners Start Here! article contains a structured walkthrough of all our main articles and guides, starting with the basics.

Have any questions? Want to chat about fireworks in our busy online community? Then head over to our Fireworks Forum today. It’s free to register and beginners are very welcome to join and ask for our help.