Car Tints in Awbridge – Southampton
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Situated about eight miles north of Southampton, Awbridge’s (prounounced Aybridge) main attraction is its lovely rolling countryside. The beech woods and rhododendron-lined roads are a delight in spring. One boundary follows the river Test and there are several trout lakes. The lake at Awbridge Danes was made in the 19208 to provide work for the local unemployed, each man receiving one shilling a day and a loaf of bread.
Roman occupation in the area is suggested by a villa found on aerial survey, and tiles, pottery and coins have been found at Awbridge House dating from AD 307. The Saxons, and later the Normans, had hunting lodges at nearby Stanbridge Earls (whose estates until recently covered large parts of the village) and Awbridge Danes, and the village is still well wooded.
For many centuries Awbridge was a very small settlement. By the 16008 there were only half a dozen substantial houses, of which four still stand. By 1800 there were about 40 houses and a population of some 400, and recent building has raised numbers further. Present inhabitants are mainly commuters to nearby large towns but there are still half a dozen farms, a mushroom farm, golf course, nurseries and smallholdings, builders and small engineering firms.
The parish itself is relatively modern, having been carved out of surrounding parishes in the 18708. The church was built in 1876 at a cost of ?2,800 and is a pleasant, unpretentious building in pretty surroundings. The village school dates from 1877.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.
Professionally installed window tinting films improve:
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.
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.
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
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.