A wide range
of questions asked from us over the years,
please scroll down to find out a particular
Safety & Security Window Films,
Car Headlamp Film,
Window Films &
Conservatory Window Films.
and Security Window Film
Q. On the Security Window film
pages, it lists the gauge of the film as 10mil,
isn't this too thick, stopping the window on
vehicles from opening and closing?
A. The film is classed as 10 mil or 250 microns
(the thickness of thin cardboard) not
millimetres which confuses most people. This
will give maximum security without affecting the
operation of the window mechanism.
Q. If a criminal cannot break into my vehicle
or property, how will we be able to get out in
the event of an accident or emergency?
A. For security reasons we cannot disclose
details of how to exit from your vehicle or
property on our website. We can assure you that
the emergency services have extensive knowledge
of security window film and the ways of entering
your property in the event of an accident. The
film is designed to allow exit from vehicles or
buildings and we explain how to do this once we
have installed the film.
Q.Can Security film be fitted to my home?
A. It can yes but in most cases a specialised
anchorage system also known as an edge retention
system is required. We would need to discuss
with you the frame and glass type of your
windows to determine whether this system is
required. PLEASE NOTE. Some companies will quote
you for security film and not mention anchorages
systems. Installed on the wrong type of glass
they could in fact be putting you more at risk
than your existing windows without film. With
our specialist meters, extensive knowledge &
ongoing training programmes we ensure everything
is done correctly, giving you piece of mind
knowing that a professional installation has
been carried out.
Q. Is it expensive?
A. No. Its a small price to pay for the maximum
in safety and security and works out more cost
effective than other methods of security
including window bars and shutters on
residential and commercial properties.
Q. Will 4mil ( 100 micron) film give me a
high level of security?
A. No. 4mil is classed as a safety film only and
we install this to hold glass in place in the
event of an accident. For security we will only
recommend 8mil (200micron) Security films and
above ensuring that you have the very best form
of protection available on the present market.
Q. I have one window that needs protecting,
would you come out to do it?
A. This all depends on your location and the
size of the window. Please contact us either by
phone or email and we can then discuss your
Q. My company is based in Northamptonshire,
would you be able to provide us with a quotation
of your Security window films?
A. Yes. We specialise in providing an
installation service to companies requiring this
form of protection throughout the county.
Contact us today and we can arrange an
appointment to discuss your requirements with
you at your premises.
Q. Our company is based outside of
Northamptonshire, would you be able to provide
us with a quote for your films?
A. Yes. We have completed installations
throughout the UK and would be happy to discuss
with you the requirements of your company.
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Car Window Tinting
Q. Can you tint the front
Drivers and Passengers front window glass?
A. NO. The law states that the VLT (Visual
Light Transmission) on the drivers and
passengers front window glass cannot fall below
the legal limit of 70%. Most modern cars have a
factory tint on these windows between 71 and
80%, 1 to 10% over the legal limit. Therefore
even the lightest tinted film will drop the VLT
below the legal limit of 70%
Q. What are the implications of having the front
windows of my car tinted?
A. Any tint which falls below the legal
limit of 70% could result in any of the
£60 fine and 3 points on your driving licence.
Possible prison sentence for manslaughter if
you are responsible for an accident and the film
is found to have restricted your vision.
Immediate removal of the tint at the roadside
VOSA now have the power to automatically
impound your vehicle if found with illegal tints
at the roadside. (This was confirmed by VOSA
personnel in 2013)
It is a legal requirement to inform your
insurance company if your vehicle has tinted
film to the front windows. If you mention it
when renewing your policy, all will refuse to
insure you & this was confirmed when we rang 10
major companies. If you DONT inform them and
you are involved in an accident even if not
caused by you, your policy is automatically
invalid and your insurance company will not pay
out. Small print on ALL insurance policies
states any tint below 70% on the fronts will
invalidate the policy.
*Every car you see on the road with tints on the
fronts are uninsured with the owners unaware as
most tinting companies wont tell you just to
get your money!!!*
PLEASE NOTE. Some of the points listed above may
sound extreme but all depend on the authority
stopping you at the roadside or the consequences
in the event of an accident if the tint was
found to have impeded your vision.
*Under NO circumstances will we tint the front
windows and therefore please do not ask us!
Q. How long will it take to tint my car?
A. It all depends on the size of the vehicle
and the number of windows requiring a tint. For
a small 3door hatchback it takes between 1 - 2
hours and for a larger 4 x 4, roughly between 3
- 4 hours.
Q. Will the film rip or peel off?
A. No. We use only the very best window
films available on the market which have a very
strong adhesive and an anti-scratch coating to
help prevent damage.
Q. Will the film fade?
A. Unlike the cheaper smoke tinting films
found at most car accessory shops which only
have a 1 year guarantee against fading, we
install only the very best films available. Our
films are manufactured using colour stable dyes
which have a lifetime guarantee giving you that
extra piece of mind and value for money.
Q. Do I get a warranty certificate with my
A. From the date of the installation, you
will receive a lifetime installation and
manufacturers warranty fully guaranteed against
Scratches, Rips, Peeling, De-lamination of the
film and discolouration.
Q. How much will it cost to tint my car?
A. Prices vary depending on your vehicle
make and model but are very competitive and
start from as little as £40. For a quotation,
please contact us via our Contact Us page by
Q. Do you offer a vehicle collection/drop off
A. Yes we do! We have a fully comprehensive
motor traders insurance policy which allows us
to drive any vehicle. We can collect your
vehicle from your home or place of work and
return it once the installation has been
completed depending on your location.
Q. What areas do you cover?
A. We provide a window tinting service
anywhere in Northamptonshire or the surrounding
borders close to Daventry including
Warwickshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire &
Leicestershire. You can bring your vehicle to our
workshop in Loughborough
and wait for your car or we can drop you into
the nearest town and collect you once your car
is finished. A vehicle collection/ drop off
service is available but please contact us so
that we can advise you if this service is
available in your area. If you have a clean,
dust free facility that we can use, we can tint
the car at your premises dependent on location..
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Car Headlamp film.
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Q. Putting film on my headlights, is it
A. Yes, we can confirm its definitely legal; we
wouldnt sell it if it wasnt. For customer
reassurance we carried out our own independent
tests at a local MOT station in Northampton
prior to providing this service. Due to the
perforated construction of the film, installed
to headlamps it does not in any way change the
colouration of the bulb or the direction of the
light emitted through the lens. Tested with
headlamp beam testing equipment showed that the
same percentage of light was emitted through the
lens as standard headlamps and will therefore
pass any MOT test.
Q. Whats the difference between this and
tinting films and sprays you can get?
A. Tinted films cover the whole lens reducing
the light being emitted and making it difficult
to see when driving at night. Sprays are the
same looking patchy and fading over time. Our
film is perforated allowing light to be emitted
through the holes and therefore is completely
legal unlike the films & sprays which are
Q. Is it available in different colours?
A. Sorry, only available in black at present.
Q. Can it be removed if and when I come to sell
A. Yes, it can be removed with no issues. A
quick wipe over the lens once removed will bring
back to its original look.
Q. Is it expensive?
A. No. Its a fraction of the cost of buying
replacement light clusters and can be removed
easily if required when selling the vehicle on.
Residential Solar Window Films
Q. Neighbours and passers by
keeping looking into my home. I want privacy but
I dont like the reflective silver window film?
A. Our fantastic neutral films are just that,
neutral in appearance and blend in with other
window not coated. For more information, click
Q. I want to stop glare on the computer
screen and television. Is there anything to stop
A. Yes. The neutral window films we recommend
for homes will reduce the glare on these screens
without you having to close blinds or curtains
in the day, allowing the natural sunlight in but
not the glare.
Q. My home gets cold in the winter. Will your
window films keep the heat in?
A. Unfortunately our neutral residential films
dont stop heat loss. We do have two specialist
heat retention films but they are only available
in either reflective silver or gold, ideal for
commercial properties; not residential!
Q. Will your window film prevent my carpet
and furniture from fading,
A. Although our films contain a Ultraviolet
inhibitor to protect carpets, fabrics &
furniture from fading, it will not stop it
completely. Our window films will dramatically
reduce the effects of fading and could double
the lifespan of your carpet and furniture in
some cases. Damaging Ultraviolet from the sun
plays a small percentage with natural light,
heat, ageing and humidity all playing a major
part in the fading process.
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Conservatory Solar Window
Q. Do you
install the film on the inside or the outside of
A. We install the film to the inside of the
glass rather than the outside as it then
entitles you to the maximum 10 year installation
& manufacturers warranty. External films are
available but only with a 3 year warranty as
weather conditions will affect the film over
Q. The film you install to my
conservatory, will it make the room dark?
A. No. We specialise in installing only the very
best window films available to your conservatory
to allow natural light into the room while
protecting you and the contents of the room from
the sun far more effectively than blinds.
Q. How do I go about cleaning the film;
do I need any special chemicals?
A. All thats required is a gentle clean with a
soapy solution and kitchen towelling
occasionally. A standard garden hand sprayer
mixed 1 part baby shampoo, 100 parts water will
clean the film to a high standard without
leaving smears , protecting the film and
preventing eye injury when cleaning the panels
Q. I have a specialised glass installed
to the roof of my conservatory, can you install
a window film on this?
A. Yes, this is something we have done on a
number of installations to conservatory roof
glass and will not cause any problems. We have
found that our window films are more effective
than this specialised glass alone and will
reject the heat and glare dramatically, allowing
you to use the room on the hottest of days.
Q. Will I be able to see out through the
window film installed to my glass conservatory
roof, both day and night?
A. Yes. Although there are a number of single
ply reflective window films available for
conservatory roofs, with our vast experience we
recommend the installation of a specialised 2
ply film. Reflective on the outer layer to
reject the excessive heat and glare, the inner
layer is non-reflective, allowing you to look up
and out through the glass both day and night
(depending on internal lighting used) with
Q. Do I have to clean the glass prior to
you coming to install the film?
A. No, thats not necessary. We clean the glass
a minimum of 4 times prior to the film being
applied to ensure that it is spotlessly clean
and free from contamination, providing you with
a very professional installation.
Q. Do you need me to move all the
furniture out of the conservatory, ready for you
to install the film?
A. We understand that heavy furniture can be
awkward to move and therefore we will do all
this for you. All that we ask is that small
items be removed prior to us arriving so that
our installers can then move the larger items
for you. Once the installation is complete, we
will return all of the large furniture back as
it was and to your satisfaction prior to
Q. I live the other side of the country,
would your installers come out this far?
A. Based in Loughborough, we cover Leicestershire
and surrounding counties yet maybe able to
assist you depending on where you are in the UK.
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