Copythorne – Southampton

Copythorne – Southampton


Car Tints in Copythorne – Southampton

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Copythorne (meaning ‘cropped thorn’ from the practice of pollarding trees hereabouts) was a large common on the eastern edge of the New Forest. Now the parish consists of Bartley, Cadnam, Copythorne, Newbridge, Ower and Winsor. It is located about seven miles west of Southampton.

Many road names relate to the past, such as Pollards Moor, Pound Lane, Barrow Hill and Whitemoor Lane (owing to the low-lying area attracting mist in the early morning and evening). Many Romany families settled here from the Forest where they had lived for generations and brought their trade names to the area, such as Wytcher (withy cutter for hurdles, pegs and baskets).

Half Moon Common is known as Bartley Regis, the royal connection dating from the time that a certain charcoal burner by the name of Purkiss came across the body of King William Rufus in a Forest clearing in 1100. In transporting the body to Winchester on his cart he rested at this spot.

Paulton’s Park at Ower, the home of the Sloane Stanleys (owners of Sloane Square, London) since 1646, played a large part in the life of the community. The cricket club, which in 1989 celebrated their centenary year, started life in the celebrated Horseshoe Gardens, designed by Capability Brown, at Paulton’s. They now have a portion of Copythorne Common as their permanent site, whilst Paulton’s Park is now a well-known wildlife and leisure park, with an extensive rural life museum. Before 1939, Johnson’s Brakes used to come out from Southampton on a Sunday evening, bringing people to the 12th century inn, the Sir John Barleycorn, for a ride and a drink. Now the M27 whizzes traffic past to the west, and this beautiful thatched inn, reputedly the oldest in Hampshire, sits isolated, surrounded by the earthworks made by the building of the motorway. It is still popular with those who know of its existence and whereabouts.

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

Window Tinting Copythorne – 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 Copythorne – 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