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Arches from £195.00

Balloon arches are a fantastic, cost effective way to decorate a stage, retail outlet or race mile marker. We can build an arch outside or inside with air or helium on frames or floating. Helium arches float for several days when treated with Hi-Float. Air filled archways last 3-4 days depending on outdoor conditions. Most retail stores require an early morning installation at around 8am, we allow at least an hour build time per arch. Once installed we email or tweet a photo for your peace of mind. On larger projects that require more archways we work overnight to ensure we’re finished and out of the way so you can get on with planning the rest of your event. We do not offer a set price per arch as the cost is dependant on location and access times.

If you have a large chain of stores and you’re planning a promotion take a look at the 43 arches we installed across the UK in 1 day, the 20 we built overnight or the 15 for London Revolution.

Retail Arches

Balloon Arch Retail DecorationWe believe an arch over a retail store should not cover the logo. It’s easy to build a small archway over the double doors but usually this blocks the shop sign and when promotional photographs are taken for a press release or social media you can’t see the name of the shop. Our arches span the shop front and frame the sign to promote your image and draw interest from the whole High Street, they are on a rigid yet flexible carbon frame and will last several days if taken inside at night. An air filled arch on a frame lasting 3-4 days delivers better value than a small helium solution for a 1 day event. The price for each arch is dependent on location rather than the actual size of the arch. We spend more time traveling to and from your location than we spend inflating the balloons.

Instant Arch Price

£0.00+vat

Nett Total £0.00+vat

Total: £0.00

 

 

Single line balloon archSingle Line Arch

If you have a smaller budget and your party is indoors we can build a single line arch to frame your top table or entrance. A single line of pearl balloons are not suitable for outside events as they do not have the bouyancy to withstand the smallest of winds but they’re fine for indoor events. This style was more popular in the 90’s at weddings but as they are not suitable for outdoors they are used less and less.

Fun Run Arches

Milemarker and fun rum start arches are becoming more and more popular. Depending on the number of participants the arch may need to be kept well above the runners so scaffolding towers are required. We use larger 16″ helium filled balloons to give buoyancy and strong 500b nylon line to keep everything in place.

For smaller fun runs scaffolding is not required and we can use a frame with base plates. In city areas we can secure to lamp posts or buildings if we have permission from the owner or local council.

How to make a balloon arch:

Balloon Arch Infographic

  1. Inflate the balloons and tie them together into ‘duplets’
  2. Twist the ‘duplets’ together into clusters of 4
  3. Twist the line around the balloons to lock them in place
  4. Repeat and spiral the colours to make a pattern
  5. Knock the arch into shape to avoid an ‘A’ shape
  6. Use sand weights to hold it down

For more help see our video.

How long will my arch last? This depends on weather conditions and it seems the Sun does more harm than rain and wind.

See also – Rainbow Arch and 10 Arches at Windsor Racecourse

Here’s some of our recent arches:

Barclaycard Arena

Barclaycard Arena

This arch at The Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham is longer than the average arch. Usually the arches I build are made with 5 or 6 carbon poles but this one used 8. I wouldn't feel comfortable using 8 poles outdoors even in calm conditions but indoors it was stable and...

EIS

EIS

I installed a couple of arches this morning for the British Athletics indoor meeting at EIS Sheffield. One of the arches was supposed to be outside but as it was forecast to snow for the 2 days we decided it was better to install both indoors. Snow tends to be heavy...

Pins & Plates

Pins & Plates

Here's another car arch but this time the arch was going on a grass area outside the showroom... in the rain for 3 days. I moved the pins from the centre of the base plates to the corners so they could drive a car over both plates. Here's the arch after 3 days in wind...

Disney

Disney

Following on from our first Disney installation at HMV we have just completed 4 retail store decorations at Merry Hill, The Bullring, Coventry & Nuneaton. This time the promotion was 2 DVDs for £12 which is a great deal for some of my favourite films. The promotion...

Müller

Müller

This year Müller sponsored the Anniversary Games at the Olympic stadium. We worked with UK Athletics last year to brand their events in Red, White & Blue but with Müller sponsoring the British Championships and Anniversary Games the colour scheme was changed to Red &...

Rainbow

Rainbow

We installed 4 of these Rainbow Balloon Arches on 19th July. 3 Were located in London and 1 in Staffordshire. The access was after 5pm and they needed to last 3 days. It's nice to have a generous space with a really high ceiling which we know is not always possible....

Eid

Eid

4.30am - 20 Arches Complete. This years EID celebration required 20 balloon arches to decorate Small Heath Park in Birmingham. I worked on this event in 2014 but this years task required more planning because of the quantity of balloons and last minute access. With...

Is there really a helium shortage?

Huge pocket of helium found in Tanzania: Increased prices usually mean lower supply, but that’s not true for this gas. “There is actually so much helium that’s flooding the market that it’s not in short supply at all,” Burton says. And as for the future, “I’ve seen a...

43 Arches

This sounds like a challenge, build 43 arches across the UK in 1 day. It seemed daunting when faced with a spreadsheet listing addresses and postcodes. Looking at a list it's difficult to digest how close each location is, so I posted them onto a Google map which made...

HMV

HMV

For a 6 week promotion in 2 HMV stores Disney required 2 arches to be placed over their "Buy One Get One Free" retail displays. As the duration of 6 weeks was a long time for latex balloons we replaced them at 2 week intervals. The 2 stores were based in Milton Keynes...