Exbury – Southampton

Exbury – Southampton


Car Tints in Exbury – Southampton

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Exbury, about ten miles directly south of Southampton, must surely enjoy one of the most favoured situations in Hampshire, being on the edge of the New Forest, just one mile from the Solent coast and having its fields and woods overlooking the Beaulieu river. Its fortunes have been much tied up with the owners of Exbury House, a fine neo-Georgian mansion which stands in Exbury Gardens, now famous for their collection of azaleas and rhododendrons. In the 18th century Exbury House was owned by the Mitford family. The next owner was Lord Forster who, in 1919, sold the estate to Mr Lionel de Rothschild, whose son, Mr Edmund de Rothschild owns it today.

All the cottages in Exbury village were built for workers on the estate. The earlier ones are built of distinctive yellow bricks made at a brick kiln on the estate. Later when the gardens and greenhouses were being established, a large army of labourers and gardeners was recruited and houses were built for them in the 1920s in red brick. Mr de Rothschild also built an attractive bow-fronted shop and post office and a village club.

Exbury church was built in the early 19th century using some of the stones from a monastic chapel which had existed at Lower Exbury. Several members of the Mitford family are buried in the churchyard.

The most impressive monument is the Forster memorial bronze in the Memorial Chapel. It depicts Alfred Forster, son of Lord Forster who died of wounds sustained at the end of the First World War. A young sculptor, Cecil Thomas, was wounded at about the same time and for four months the two young men were in the same hospital and became great friends. After the war, Lord and Lady Forster commissioned Cecil Thomas to design a memorial to Alfred and his elder brother, John, who also died in the First World War. The bronze was so impressive that it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1924.

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 Exbury – 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 Exbury – 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