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Architectural Ironmongers

For over 165 years, since 1858

We are an independent Preston-based family firm, suppliers to the public and trade since 1858.

Our Beginnings...

Now in its sixth generation, the business founded by Richard Slinger was originally situated in the heart of Preston on Friargate. Specialising in wood working machinery at a time prior to the advent of electric power. His son, William, later took the decision to expand the business and carry a broader range of ironmongery items.

Worker posing outside the old Slingers shopA photo of the old Slingers shop front

Celebrating Our Heritage

Slingers 160th anniversary mural

Outside of our premises is a mural celebrating elements of our past, our present and our relationship with the local community. 

You can watch the full video of the mural being painted below.