Romsey – Southampton

Romsey – Southampton


Car Tints in Romsey – Southampton

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Situated about six miles north of Southampton, many people associate Romsey with Lord and Lady Mountbatten and the Broadlands Estate, but there is much else besides in this close-knit rural community.

The Town Hall has an air of belonging about it with an imposing wrought iron lamp bracket. Past the Town Hall towards the Abbey United Reformed Church, you may pause a moment to admire the arch, a relic of a more leisurely period. If you take the road to your left, Abbey Water will lead you to a small garden on the left which is not larger than 15 feet square, but where one can sit a while and admire the houses along Abbey Water.

After your rest, take a good look at the first house; it was obviously on the corner of two thoroughfares as its angled front suggests. Follow the angle upward and read the sign which is still visible on the side of the house, proclaiming:

Whitesmiths Gasfitters
Tinsmiths and Glaziers

Proceed along Abbey Water with its picturesque houses on your left; opposite, beyond the railing, is a pond with shrubs and vines rampant on the bank. This quiet backwater leads to Narrow Lane which wanders away to the left. Turn right and proceed through another arch for five yards before turning left once again. Continue along this road; if you wish to visit the Abbey turn right, otherwise continue straight along the road to the bridge which spans the River Test.

In front of you is Rivermead House. Note the chair cut from the stump of a tree that had stood on the pavement in front of the house. The seat is quite comfortable and allows a few moments of contemplation before entering the Memorial Gardens, a tranquil spot with a view of carefully tended colourfully planted areas.

Retrace your steps to the Abbey and continue along the paved walk, admiring the magnificent doors as you pass, and go on towards the marketplace. Turn left and proceed along the north side until you reach The White Horse, an old coaching inn that retains much of its original structure when viewed from the marketplace.

When next you visit Romsey and can spare time to wander down the out-of-the-way side roads and lanes, you may be pleasantly surprised and delighted.

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

Window Tinting Romsey – 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 Romsey – 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