Product Description

Porcelain Course

Installation of porcelain paving materials for domestic applications TTA/PP/18

Duration 1 Day

Course Description This course is designed to give delegates an understanding of the properties of porcelain as a domestic landscaping material and the confidence and competence to successfully install porcelain paving in domestic settings.

Aim

  • Develop the necessary skills to install porcelain paving safely and correctly to specifications, tolerances and guidelines, as advised by the industry and manufacturers.

Learning outcomes

  • Be able to install sub-bases to correct falls (1:60)
  • Be able to mix mortars correctly to manufacturers specifications and guidelines
  • Be able to apply bonding slurry safely and correctly to manufacturers specifications and guidelines
  • Be able to lay porcelain paving safely and correctly to industry standards and manufacturers guidelines
  • Be able to mark and cut porcelain paving safely and correctly to industry standards
  • Be able to apply jointing methods safely and correctly to industry standards and manufacturers guidelines

Installation of porcelain paving materials for domestic applications

AIM

Develop the necessary skills to install porcelain paving safely and correctly to specifications, tolerances and guidelines, as advised by the industry and manufacturers.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Be able to install sub-bases to correct falls (1:60)
  2. Be able to mix mortars correctly to manufacturers specifications and guidelines
  3. Be able to apply priming slurry safely and correctly to manufacturers specifications and guidelines
  4. Be able to lay porcelain paving safely and correctly to industry standards and manufacturers guidelines
  5. Be able to mark and cut porcelain paving safely and correctly to industry standards
  6. Be able to apply jointing methods safely and correctly to industry standards and manufacturers guidelines

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

  1. Introduction – Delegates understand the background of the product
  2. Benefits of porcelain – Delegates understand the features and benefits of this product versus alternative products available e.g. ceramic paving
  3. Manufacturing process – Delegates understand the manufacturing process in full, inclusive of what makes a quality product
  4. Sub-Bases – Delegates can install a sub-base correctly with longitudinal gradient 1:60
  5. Mortar base – Delegates can mix mortar, 4 sharp sand to 1 OPC, and lay a full bed correctly, to industry standards
  6. Priming slurry – Delegates can apply priming slurry to manufacturers specifications and guidelines
  7. Laying porcelain paving – Delegates can lay porcelain paving, demonstrating correct alignment and levels as per instruction given, to industry standards
  8. Cutting – Delegates can demonstrate how to cut porcelain paving safely and correctly to industry standards
  9. Jointing – Delegates can demonstrate how to joint, maintaining correct joint widths, to industry standards and manufacturers guidelines
  10. Maintenance – Delegates understand the maintenance involved with the product, including aftercare tips