Ampfield – Southampton

Ampfield – Southampton


Car Tints in Ampfield – Southampton

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Ampfield, about eight miles north of Southampton, derives its name from the spring that still rises within the church’s grounds. ‘An-felde’ was the village’s earliest name, ‘an’ being a Celtic word for a spring.

On the site of Gosport Farm stood a pilgrims’ inn called ‘God’s Port’, drawing its business from the old Saxon road running between Romsey and Winchester, and drawing its water from the ancient spring at Washers Well. The route of the main road has changed, however, and now the busy A31 carries its traffic well away from the site of the old inn.

The Rev W. Awdry, author of the Thomas the Tank Engine books, lived as a small boy in Ampfield, where his father was vicar of St Mark’s. His earliest recollection is of going down Pound Lane, climbing up the embankment, and strolling along the old London & South-West Railway line.

The two World Wars did not pass Ampfield by. During the First World War a ‘holding camp’ was established here for horses on their way to France, but one day 20 of them vanished into the bogs off Pound Lane when a noisy train caused them to bolt into the undergrowth. The same area was used as a decoy aerodrome during the Second World War, complete with lights and what looked like a control tower. The Old Thatches public house became a First Aid post and the White Horse a mortuary (though it was never used).

Until the 1930s Ampfield was a village predominantly feudal in character, dominated by the Ampfield House and estate, which comprised some 1,600 acres. In 1902 the Faber family took possession of the house and all the surrounding farms, and David Faber’s death in 1931 led to the final break-up of the estate the following year. Today Hilliers, nurserymen, owns the house and some of its land.

The village information above is taken from the The Hampshire Village Book, written by members of Hampshire Federation of Women’s Institutes and published by Countryside Books. 

Window Tinting Ampfield – Southampton

Professionally installed window tinting films improve:

Passenger Comfort

Our automotive window films filter up to 65% of the sun’s heat, reducing interior vehicle temperature. Long journeys are more enjoyable – when parked up your vehicle will stay cool for longer. You can also save a decent amount on air conditioning/fuel costs.

Less Glare & Fatigue

Window tinting reduces up to 95% of unwanted glare within the vehicle’s interior and helps take the strain out of driving. Sun strips on the front windscreen should also be considered, especially in the winter to spring months, whilst the sun is low on the horizon.

UV Ray Protection

Automotive window films screen out up to 99 % of the sun’s invisible UV radiation, a principal cause of skin cancer and premature skin aging.

Reduce Interior Fading

Solar heat and UV rays can cause interior plastic trim cracks and fading of upholstery/carpeting. Using window tints helps keep your vehicle looking new.

There’s no extra charge for the various film choices, as our prices are based on the complexity of the installation, which varies from vehicle to vehicle.
You are more than welcome to call or email us for a no-obligation chat about the various options. We can also look to evaluate your car at our workshop and discuss the best choices. We use only the best quality professional films with a 5-year Guarantee.
Window Film Choices in Ampfield – Southampton

VLT (stands for Visible Light Transmittance) 

A standard tint job covers all windows behind the driver’s seat. We also offer a clear UV / smash protection film that can legally be fitted onto the front windows. View our Protection & Safety page to learn more.

Light Tint

35% VLT (shades 65%)

For a very subtle look

  • Allows 35% of light to pass through.
  • Once fitted you can ‘just’ see through the vehicle creating a subtle classy look.
  • Often used on classic cars for a very stylish subtle look, not too over the top.
  • Yes, this will still make your front windows totally illegal if applied.

Medium Factory Tint

20% VLT (shades 80%)

The best option for most vehicles.

You can just about see silhouettes through the film and don’t give too much of a contrast against the ‘clear’ front doors.

  • Allows 20% of light to pass through.
  • Improved viewing for TV / back seat screens.
  • Requested by dealerships for a factory finish to match standard manufactured privacy glass.
  • Most popular choice by far

Limo Black

5%  VLT (shades 95%)

This is an extreme blackout tint, recommended for maximum privacy.

  • Allows 5% of light to pass through, your kids can still see out, but people cannot see in.
  • Best viewing for TV / back seat screens or laptops and iPads.
  • Used on commercial vehicles (vans & trucks) to help stop tool theft, etc.
  • Will reduce your ability to see behind at night plus increase parking difficulty at night.
  • Maximum heat rejection if traveling to hotter parts of Europe up to 50% Solar Energy reduction.

If you have any questions, we’re only a phone call away and happy to chat
about the art of window tinting and any other queries. 

Call (02380) 336 474
or e-mail us for further details