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87 Table Decs

This year (2016) we also had 87 tables to decorate. We opted for Holographic Foil Stars, firstly because they look that little bit special but also because they are a more reliable balloon. Recently we’ve been having quality problems with various foil...

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...

Letters & Numbers

These 34″ letters and numbers are fantastic as signage or birthday milestone. The numbers are available in our retail shop for £8 each in Silver, Gold, Fuchsia, Blue and Black. If you want them connected it’s best to order in advance by emailing...

Room Filled with Balloons

When The Haywood Gallery wanted a space filled with balloons for a 4 month period we thought it sounded like fun. We were building a work of art in a gallery, for people to walk though. However, over the time period keeping the space filled and clean was not easy. The...

Heart Frame

The key to making any 2D frame from aluminium rod is to avoid it from buckling. Like a wheel on a bike it needs to remain perfectly flat when viewed from the side, the simple way to do this is to keep it flat on the floor when you’re doing all the bending. To...

Genie

I’ve been using these Genie cylinders for a while now and I’ve been thinking about the advantages and disadvantages. I’m still using the old heavy cylinders as well because I have a regular customer base who want them (customers who don’t need...

Columns

Balloon columns are a great alternative to an arch and work well when space is at a premium. We cover all the One Stop openings and refits across the Midlands. To help protect against the weather these columns are built on solid metal bases and poles and the balloons...

3ft Table Decs

I tend to stay away from 3ft balloons for weddings as it’s just not my cup of tea. The popularity of Pinterest has started photos of these spreading around the internet and I get sent the images asking “can you do this?” followed by an image of a...

Shop costs

Here’s the real costs of reopening our shop – so much for me saying it will cost nothing to reopen a shop we already own. Cowboy builder who did nothing but fill skip & make a mess – £1400.00 Awesome electrician who rewired the shop: £745.00 The...

Username @balloon

About 3 years ago a French software company approach me to buy the domain name balloon.com. Whenever I get a decent offer for the domain I google the name of the person making the offers followed by the word ‘balloon’ (offers usually come from a @gmail or...

Lottery Wall

This wall contains 1750 balloons and took 2 staff 7 hours to build. There are no supports, bases or frame – the wall fits snug between the floor and ceiling and contains only balloons, line and some elastic bands. The balloons are sized to 10.5″ &...

3ft Balloons

These 3ft latex balloons were projected with various moving shapes to create a spectacular effect across the Palace Suite at the Birmingham Metropole. We sized the balloons to 30″ to leave a little flexibility by squeezing the 3ft’s between 2 tables. The...

4ft Balloons

4ft Virgin Media balloons helium filled to promote cloud computing. It’s tricky to price a job that involves large balloons as it’s difficult to calculate the amount of helium required. I looked at the cubic capacity of a 4ft balloon and compared this with the BOC...

Floating a Man

We were employed by a lads magazine to inflate 120 x 3ft balloons with helium and attach them to a midget to see if he would float. The event and  procedure was also shown in a documentary which I edited and upload to YouTube. At all times we had a safety line to make...

ICC – 36″ Stars Hall 3

This is something a bit different than you’re usual bouquet of 5 balloons. Here’s 75 tables with a 36″ Foil Star, 5″ collars and tulle attached to a weight with fishing...