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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:

Selco

Selco

We've been installing arches for Selco at various of their store openings. These are a 1 day promotion so we put the arch in at 6am and return at 6pm to take it down. This included 2 arches in Southampton & Weybridge on the 30th November when storm Clodagh hit the UK....

Dulux Colour Run

Dulux Colour Run

As on previous years Brighton was the location for the final Colour Run of 2015. We were in luck with the weather although we have installed helium arches here on very windy days.   30th August - Colour Run Belfast To save risk of a flight delay we traveled over to...

Arch Life Span

Arch Life Span

As I’ve used these arch frames more and more Ive started to push my luck with how long they’re last. Stores like to take them in at night and put them back out in the morning. They seem to last 3 or 4 days no problem and I charge for the hire of the frame. Some Tesco...

5 Tesco Extra

5 Tesco Extra

Installation of 5 balloon arches in Tesco Extra stores located in Blackpool, Watford, Woolwich, Camberley and Shoreham. Each promotion installed within the cosmetics area of each Tesco. We top printed the Gold balloons and air filled attaching to a flexible carbon...

Car Arch

Car Arch

This Land Rover Discovery was driven away by the lucky winner of an Aqua Pura competition. Competitors simply entered a barcode from bottles of water to try their luck at winning this fantastic car. This arch was delivered to Dulwich college, the perfect backdrop for...

Marie Curie

Marie Curie

This arch in Weybridge was required for a Marie Curie fundraising event in the reception of the Proctor & Gamble office building. The client required the arch to last 4 days so we built it on a carbon frame and employed a local freelancer to dismantle it. They were so...

NISA

NISA

This Nisa Local store arch was installed in Oldbury just Half a mile from our shop. I've known Rita who runs this store for 20 years as her family owns the Global foods store next to our shop. I installed this on a Friday but all the latex were inflated and attached...

What happens when it rains?

What happens when it rains?

This is what happens to an outdoor balloon arch when it really rains. This arch was built with the aeropole system and as water is heavy the poles are not built to carry that much weight. There is a simple solution, use less poles. If you use 4 or 5 poles the arch is...

99p Stores

99p Stores

99p Stores wanted something special to attract a buzz when they opened they're 250th store in Northampton. We installing this Yellow & Sapphire air filled arch and built the 250 numbers using Aluminium Rod. The arch is made with air filled balloons on a flexible...