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dog grooming using garden building

Discussion in 'Dog Grooming' started by GALSY, Sep 17, 2013.


  1. Lydia Jackson

    Lydia Jackson PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Galsy,

    Just to say thank you so much for posting the details of your planning enquiry. I too am looking to set up as a part time groomer from home and your email has really helped, thank you. I am going to get submitting my application straight away!

    One thing I am struggling to get my head around is business rates. I know most businesses from home are excempt from this but there seems to be a grey area around if you have clients visiting your home. I plan to start off part time with no more than 3 dogs and just two days a week as I have another job. I may offer a pick up service but would think some clients would drop off their dogs. Does anyone know if I would need to pay business rates because clients are visiting my house or where I can enquire about this?

    Thanks,
    Lydia
     
  2. Adriana scholes

    Adriana scholes PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,
    I am looking to open my grooming business in the garden Shed which is big enough to convert it into a salon, would you be so kind to email me a copy so I can start the ball rolling.
    Regards
     
  3. Jill crowther

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    My husband is a newly qualified dog groomer, he would like to start grooming dogs from home to gain experience so we sent an enquiry to our local council regarding licensing and regulations. In their reply they stated that there was no licence required however there were time frames that we must adhere to, for example a small dog should take no more that 1.15hr, a medium dog up to 2hrs and a large dog maximum 3hrs. Exceeding these time frames may be classed as dog boarding!? Are these time frames actually realistic for an inexperienced groomer and has anyone ever heard of this before?? My husband is a bit confused as small dogs such as a Bichon fries or Lhasa apso would take much longer than 1.15hr
    I have attached their letter for reference.
    How should we tackle this, any help/advice would be much appreciated.
     

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  4. Dj1

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    Wandered if offering a dog wash only would be of interest to any owners as I know a lot of dogs love to have a roll but the owners don't like bathing in own bath. Just an idea because I have a spare barn with water and electric already in doing nothing
     
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    I've had permission off my housing association but any help with applying to the council would be a great help please..
     
  6. Keri0909

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    Hi,
    I am thinking of taking a big step and changing career into Grooming. I’m really looking into it first and investigating to see if I can peruse.
    First of all the courses in Scotland seem very hard to come by. I work full time so it’s looking like I will need to do this over a couple of years using annual leave.
    Did anyone else have this issue?
    Also for starting up, is it worth advertising with just bathing / drying at first until fully trained?
    I would also be looking to possibly have summer house to accommodate. I didn’t realise this would need planning permission though which is worrying. I don’t have a huge garden, but reckon I could fit a smaller summer house.
    Does anyone have an idea on how big the summer house/out house would need to be?
    Thanks xxx
     
  7. Laurence west

    Laurence west PetForums Newbie

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    Hi everyone. New here but have done some googling and came upon this post. Very interesting and getting the kind of answers I am looking for. Is there any chance galley could also send me a copy of your planning enquiry as my partner is worried about the likelihood of getting up and running. My email is lozwest887@live.co.uk thanks in advance.
    Also does anyone have pictures of there grooming space. I have 12ft x 8ft to work with which I think is plenty.
     
  8. Karen Thorpe

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  10. Tracey B

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    I'm new to the forum and have been reading these posts with interest. It appears that different councils have different advice. I want to groom from a converted shed in my garden and have been told I need to apply for planning permission for change of use. One thing I'm unsure of is how to get rid of waste water. Does anyone on here have any advice on that point?
     
  11. Lily’s Mum

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    Could I possibly ask if someone could send me a copy of their planning application. I’ve skready paid out £125 to the council to see whether it would be likely I would be allowed to do grooming from my converted garage at the end of the driveway. I told them I would not be changing the outward appearance of the garage do no one would know, as they walk along the road that the garage is a business. I explained I’d only be doing about 3 dogs a day whilst learning and I’d only have one dog at a time. I said the electrics would be brought up to standard etc etc and they’ve finally written back saying I need planning permission, that they will assess my road and speak to my neighbours and put signs outside my house saying I’m applying for planning permission. This is going to cost me another £385. I’m scared I’m wasting my money on a course which is £6500 if they are going to turn round and say I can’t do dog grooming at my own home.
     
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    My council are bring a pain. Would someone please be kind enough to send me a copy of their planning application letter.

    carolinebeames@gmail.com

    I would be really greatful.
     
  15. AliceD

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    Hi , I'm also new to the Forum. I was wondering if you could be so kind as to also sent me a copy of your planning application too. Do you know if each county council have their own type of form? I am looking into using our garden office and converting into a dog grooming business. Thanking You Alice
     
  16. SamB2013

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    Dear Galsy and all other groomers
    I realise this is a rather old thread now but I am at the stage of changing my career like many of you seemed to have done before now. I am hoping to do grooming from my homes’s Utility room and attend a short intensive course to obtain my level 2.
    Can anyone let me have a copy of their planning app, I would really appreciate it.
    I would also love to hear how some of the new-starters have got on in the last few years.
    Thank you. X
     
  17. Kim Pugh

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    Hi Galsy,

    I am in the process of setting up my own dog grooming business, and the info from your post has been extremely helpful. Is there any possibility you could email me your planning application please?

    Regards,

    Kim
     
  18. SamB2013

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    Hi Galsy
    I am at the start of my planning application with the council and was wondering if you have any top tips to make the process run more smoothly due to your experience. I hope all is going well and the neighbours have moved on!
    Sam B
     
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