Fair Oak & Horton Heath – Southampton

Fair Oak & Horton Heath – Southampton


Car Tints in Fair Oak & Horton Heath – Southampton

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‘The old order changeth yielding place to new’ – Tennyson’s words are an apt comment on the parish of Fair Oak and Horton Heath. Once a small cluster of cottages, it has developed into a village with a population of around 8,000, situated about seven miles northeast of Southampton.

For many years the parish was known just as Fair Oak, the name of Horton Heath being incorporated in 1983. The name derived from the fair that was held near the oak tree in the square on 9th June every year. The fair was discontinued after the First World War and all that remains of the original oak tree is a chair made from its wood in Winchester Cathedral. A carving depicting it outside the George Inn is incorporated in panelling above a fireplace at Fair Oak Lodge in Allington Lane. The present tree was planted in 1843.

Inevitably, the surge in population has resulted in all sorts of changes, especially in amenities. The parish church of St Thomas has been extended. The church school was superseded by a large school campus on another site, with the original site now being used for sheltered accommodation for the elderly. When the church graveyard became full, a new cemetery was opened in 1942 and Mr Jesse Latimer was appointed gravedigger. Sadly, he died before he could start work and was accorded the dubious privilege of being the first person to be buried there. The latest amenity is a new village hall which serves a growing number of clubs and activities.

William Cobbett could never have foreseen the spoliation of this area on frequent journeys between Winchester and Botley along what was then known as Cobbett’s Road, but is now plain Winchester Road. He wrote of this route in his Rural Rides of 1832; ‘a more beautiful ten miles there is not in all England’. Yet some of that beauty still survives in what is so unromantically known as the Green Belt, and human habitation has not quite driven out the wildlife. The village has its own designated nature reserve, Knowle Hill, adjoining the deer farm. Administered by the Parish Council it was once part of a rubbish tip.

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 Fair Oak & Horton Heath – 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 Fair Oak & Horton Heath – 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