Frequently Asked Questions
How should I light a firework?
Always use a torch to view the firework fuse. Light the firework at arm's length and move away from the firework quickly and safely.
What happens if a firework does not go off?
Never return to a lit firework. Leave in the ground for about 30 minutes until safe to return.Then put into a bucket of water
Are there restrictions on when I can let off fireworks?
You can use any of the fireworks that we supply you at any time of the year. You should not fire any fireworks after 11.00pm and not before 7.00am in the morning. The exceptions to this are New Years Day, Chinese New Year and Diwali when the time is extended to 1.00am, for guy fawkes the time is midnight. Please always be considerate to neighbours.
Who do I need to inform if I am going to fire fireworks?
This is largely a matter of courtesy. You should tell local residents of your intentions. Premises where livestock is kept either indoors or outdoors. The local police and fire brigade should also be made aware. In areas on the coast or near airports it is wise to inform maritime or aviation authorities.
Arenít some fireworks illegal now?
Yes they are and for different reasons. Suffice it to say that you should only buy from reputable licensed companies like Thunderous Fireworks. Please avoid back street operators for your and everybody else's safety. We will only sell you fireworks that comply with BS7114.2.88. Fireworks that do not comply with this standard must not be sold to or be in possession of the general public.
Do I need a licence to let off fireworks?
No! All fireworks in our range can be legally sold to and used by members of the public at any time of year. There are special rules that enable you to store fireworks at home for your display. If you sell fireworks commercially you DO need a licence!
How do I pay and receive my fireworks?
Due to regulations of transporting hazardous goods, all orders placed online should be paid for upon collection from our store at Thunderous Fireworks, High Street, Handcross, West Sussex RH17 6BJ.