Helium Hire


Why not inflate your balloons yourself?

We offer helium in various size tanks depending on the amount of balloons you wish to inflate.

The diagram (right) should give you an idea of how many balloons each size tank inflates.
(Click for a large version in PDF format)

Our tanks are the most lightweight on the market, and also contain 50% more gas than traditional cylinders, so making it easier to transport them to the function if you intend to inflate the balloons there.

We will also provide you with the quick-connect inflator needed to inflate the balloons.

To help you calculate which tank is best suited for your event, we inflate our latex balloons to approximately 11”, this will guarantee them staying up for a minimum of 12-18hrs depending on the temperature of the room. Don’t be misled into thinking that they will stay up for days! If you do want your latex balloons to stay up for days then we do sell a product that will do this, just give us a call and we can talk you through it.

You can also inflate foil balloons for that wow factor at a function by just attaching a different quick-connect inflator to your tank, these again will come with the tank that you hire from us.

We also can provide you with the cylinder trolleys if you need to carry the tanks a long distance, as well as the latex or foil balloons and ribbons and weights.

Just a few pointers to remember when you are using helium gas:

  1. Helium gas is not poisonous, but be advised that it is not recommended for human consumption.
  2. Always inflate balloons away from you.
  3. Always use cylinders in an upright position, cylinder trolleys are recommended when using gas cylinders to make transporting easier, and as a firm support when inflating.
  4. When removing the gas valve from the cylinder, first turn off the valve, then release excess gas from the valve, before taking it off.
  5. When transporting cylinders in a vehicle, turn the cylinder valve completely off with the gas valve unattached.
  6. Finally, do not leave the cylinders out in the sun for a long period of time.

Please note: before collecting Helium cylinders from us you must read and bring with you a copy of our 'Helium Hire Information Sheet', which contains Safety Information and our Terms & Conditions.
You can download a copy from here

We hope the information above as well as the diagram above explains everything you need to know in order for you to inflate your balloons using one of our tanks. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

Why not rent one of our lightweight helium tanks for any balloons that you need to inflate.
You could also book yourself onto one of our popular half-day courses and learn everything you need to know in order to do the job to perfection!

Helium prices

X1085inflates over 310 x 9" balloons (27p each)
X20140inflates over 620 x 9" balloons (22p each)
X30195inflates over 900 x 9" balloons (21p each)

Prices include rental for 7 days. After this time there is a 8 per week rental charge on any tank hired out. There is also a £10 cash returnable deposit for the valve.

Please check out our Terms & Conditions for any other information.

We also sell the disposable tanks for you to keep. These tanks cost £33.99 and inflate 50 balloons.

Why not visit our shop and buy all your balloons, ribbons & weights as well. We will gladly pop them in the post to you.