Installing Stone Paving Materials for Domestic Application

Installing Stone Paving Materials for Domestic Application
Develop the necessary skills to install stone paving safely and correctly to specifications, tolerances and guidelines, as advised by the industry and manufacturers.

Course Type:


Learning Format: 
Classroom plus outdoor practical

Course Duration:
2 Days

What do you get?
City and Guilds certificate after passing the required assessment criteria

Who would this benefit? 
Designed for everyone involved in the landscaping industry, from those installing products and designing landscapes, through to customer facing staff in the merchant world and even interested home owners.

- 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

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

The price of this course is £300.00 plus VAT.

Please visit the Talasey Training Academy Website for up to date information of available dates: If you do have any questions in regards to this course, you can email [email protected] or phone Talasey on 0330 353 0208.
Talasey Training Academy Distribution Centre Belton Road Sandtoft DN8 5SX England

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