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Advice on making a teaching space / getting insurances (All Teachers)

8 replies, 2 voices Last updated by Alan Tang 2 years, 6 months ago
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  • #9583
    Lydia Hedjazi
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    Hi Guys! I hope you are all well.

    I have a couple of questions I would like to get some opinions on really and just any help/advice would be great!

    I’m looking into turning my garage which is separate to my house into my teaching space.

    Has anybody already done this? I have no clue where to start, I have been online and had a quick look but I wondered if anyone has done it personally.

    Also vocal teachers, can you give me a list of insurances You guys have. I’m pretty sure I have everything I need to cover my self, business insurance/Public liability etc. But I just wanted to double check to make sure I have everything I need!!!

    Thanks guys!

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  • #9585

    Ruth Adamson
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    @Ruth_Adamson
    Points: 58

    Beckie Oldham did it x

    #9586

    Lydia Hedjazi
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    @Lydia_Portz
    Points: 39

    Fab!! Any advice you could give me Beckie Oldham would be amazing xxxx

    #9587

    Beckie Tunnicliffe
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    @Beckie_Oldham
    Points: 39

    I’m on holiday at the mo I’ll send a reply when I’m back home 😊

    #9588

    Lydia Hedjazi
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    @Lydia_Portz
    Points: 39

    Beckie Oldham brilliant!!! Thank you very much xx

    #9589

    Beckie Tunnicliffe
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    @Beckie_Oldham
    Points: 39

    First thing I would do is look at if you need planning permission, you’ll be able to see on the deeds to your property. We found out that most houses with a detached garage will not let you use it for business use unless you apply to the council to change it

    #9590

    Lydia Hedjazi
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    @Lydia_Portz
    Points: 39

    Beckie Oldham ok thank you!! Any other advice?

    #9591

    Beckie Tunnicliffe
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    @Beckie_Oldham
    Points: 39

    Find a good building company unless you plan to do it yourself! I was lucky in that my Dad works in the building trade and so found me all of the people who could do what I needed e.g. electrician, plasterer, decorator…

    Also look at speaking to your neighbours about it and checking they are ok with it, unfortunately one of mine has a problem with me working from home (I’m not going into anymore about it or I won’t stop haha) and never approached me with any concerns until the council was knocking on my door! Luckily it all worked out in the end (sort of, my neighbour still doesn’t speak to me lol)

    #9592

    Alan Tang
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    @Alan_Tang
    Points: 95

    It is definitely worth doing. I use a friend’s garage from time to time. I would treat it like designing your classroom or office. make sure it is insulated and have it like a relaxing room. A student has to feel comfortable in it. You will need all the usual insurances as well.

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