Waltham Chase – Southampton

Waltham Chase – Southampton


Car Tints in Waltham Chase – Southampton

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Waltham Chase is situated about eight miles east of Southampton. A chase (or chace) was a piece of land reserved by the Crown for a local lord for hunting. After the Bishop’s Palace had been built at Waltham in the 12th century, Waltham Chase was used as a hunting ground by successive bishops. The chase began at Waltham Park and ran to the south and east, stretching as far as the Bere Forest at Soberton, covering a much larger area than the present village.

The deer with which the Chase had been stocked was a nuisance to the labouring tenants whose crops they ate, but it was not until the 18th century that the Waltham Blacks appeared. They were young men who blacked their faces, disguised themselves and stole the bishop’s deer. Further, they went on to rob stagecoaches and were much feared by travellers.

In 1722 Parliament, having been urged to do so by Bishop Trimmell, passed a Black Act which listed hundreds of offences, many punishable by death. A gibbet was erected by the roadside hedge of what is now the Triangle Recreation Ground. Although scholars believe the Black Act was not called into use, the gibbet was used more than once. However in 1742 when Bishop Hoadley was asked to restock the Chase with deer, he refused, saying it had done enough harm already.

Waltham Chase village was enclosed in 1855, and, following enclosures, the common wasteland was sold for seven shillings an acre. Market gardening became important and there were many smallholders. Strawberry growing was an important industry by the turn of the century, until the Second World War. Many growers took their fruit by horse and van to Botley station where they queued up for their turn to unload. The growers’ carriage charges helped the railway and the service provided by the railway helped the growers. Much of the fruit was sent to London hotels.

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 Waltham Chase – 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 Waltham Chase – 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