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⚬ OPENING HOURS > Weekdays: 9am-4pm ⚬ Saturdays: 9am-1pm
⚬ Phone number > 01833 630323

Services we provide

We can provide a range of services for you from repairing phones to building desktop computers or even websites.

Custom build & refurbished PCs

New machine or recycled? We can provide what you need.

Repairs & Servicing

Your device is not working quite right? We can fix it.


We'll get your computers connected!

Web hosting

Let us take care of your webspace!

All the computers we build are completely customised for our customers. The options include anything from a completely silent pc, a monster gaming machine, a media monster with dozens of terabytes of data, a simple office machine with ultimate reliability or anything in between.

Whatever your requirements, pop in or give us a call and we’ll provide you with exactly what you need.

We service and reapir wide variety of devices: mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers ect. We don’t give up because a machine seems too far gone, it is simply more of a challenge and with our capped prices on labour you’ll know the most you’ll have to pay before you leave your machine with us.

Focusing mainly on home networks and small businesses that can’t justify or afford in-house IT staff, we aim to provide hight quality service for all businesses in the local area.

Currently we use a very reliable third party for our clients web space, but with optic fibre broadband being installed throughout Barnard Castle we will soon be able to host websites ourselves.

What we sell

We can provide you with almost any device on the market nowadays and all accessories such as chargers, cases, peripherals, original genuine printer ink etc. In case your desired product is not in the stock, we will gladly order it for you.

Apple/Mac products

Microsoft/Windows Products

Android/Google Products

Networking equipment

Audio & Video equipment

Gaming and entertainment

Apple/Mac products

  • Mac All-In-One Desktops
  • Mac Mini Desktops
  • MacBooks (including Pro & Air)
  • iPads
  • iPods
  • iPhones
  • Apple TV
  • Mac Peripherals (Keyboards, Mice, Printers etc.)

Microsoft/Windows Products

  • All-In-Ones
  • Desktops
  • Notebooks/Laptops
  • Surface Tablet PCs
  • Windows Phones
  • Windows Peripherals (Keyboards, Mice, Printers etc.)

Android/Google Products

  • Android Tablets
  • Android Phones
  • Chromebooks


  • Wired devices
  • Wireless devices
  • Powerline
  • Rackmount Cabinets/Hubs
  • Servers
  • Cabling
  • Home & Office Routers

Audio & Video

  • Televisions
  • Projectors
  • Set Top Boxes


  • Gaming PCs
  • Consoles
  • Gaming Peripherals

About us

Tinkerdog Computers was started after Ben graduated University in 2003, although prior to that he had been fixing computers for friends and family to help finance his University Education.

For the first ten years it was run from a terraced house in Churchill Road where Ben would travel to houses within about a ten mile radius gaining valuable experience on not only how to service computers but also how to run a business (a steep learning curve). Eventually it became impractical to continue running the business from home due to the huge level of demand and the need for a place customers could drop off

and pick up their machines which wouldn't require a prior appointment. It took a while, but eventually we found a shop in the town which suited our needs and we soon fell in love with it's quirkiness (it is hundreds of years old).

The business has changed a little now it is run from the shop, we are able to now supply computers, laptops, tablets and accessories and try and keep a good selection in stock at any time. We have also branched out into mobile phones and printer ink as it was what our customers demanded.


Ben Collins

the proprietor and a technician of Tinkerdog Computers


Robert Fairless, Technician

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Contact us

Tinkerdog Computers
11 The Bank
Barnard Castle
DL12 8PH

Phone: 01833 630323
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