Product Description

Installation of stone paving materials for domestic applications TTA/SP/18

Duration 2 Days

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

Aim

  • Develop the necessary skills to install stone 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 (1:40 – 1:60)
  • Be able to mix mortars correctly to manufacturers specifications and guidelines
  • Be able to lay stone paving correctly and safely to industry standards and manufacturers guidelines
  • Be able to mark and cut stone paving correctly and safely to industry standards
  • Be able to apply jointing methods safely and correctly to industry standards and manufacturers guidelines

Installation of stone paving materials for domestic applications

AIM

Develop the necessary skills to install stone 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 (1:40 – 1:60)
  2. Be able to mix mortars correctly to manufacturers specifications and guidelines
  3. Be able to lay stone paving correctly and safely to industry standards and manufacturers guidelines
  4. Be able to mark and cut stone paving correctly and safely to industry standards
  5. Be able to apply jointing methods safely and correctly to industry standards and manufacturers guidelines

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

  1. Introduction – Delegates understand the basic geology of natural stone
  2. Benefits of natural stone – Delegates understand the features and benefits of this products versus alternative products available e.g. concrete paving
  3. Manufacturing process – Delegates understand the quarrying and manufacturing process, inclusive of the common formats and what makes a quality product
  4. Common faults – Delegates understand the common faults associated with this product
  5. Sub-Bases – Delegates can install a sub-base correctly with longitudinal gradient 1:40 – 1:60
  6. Mortar base – Delegates can mix mortar, 4 sharp sand to 1 OPC, and lay a full bed correctly, ensuring industry standards are met
  7. Lay stone paving – Delegates can lay stone paving following instructions given, to industry standards
  8. Lay random pattern – Delegates can lay a random pattern to industry standards
  9. Cut natural stone paving by machine – Delegates can mark and cut stone paving safely to the correct sizes as per instruction
  10. Jointing – Delegates can joint stone paving using jointing compound to industry standards and manufacturers guidelines, maintaining joint widths
  11. Maintenance – Delegates understand the maintenance involved with the product, including aftercare tips