Will a cavity sock stop vermin / mice ?

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  1. chaletstyle

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    Planning to use a cavity sock to stop the gap between the 2 leaves at wall plate height

    Will this stop mice from getting into walls ? lots of the little blighters in this neck of the woods

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    No. They will eat through. Only steel mesh stops them
     
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    Particularly if it's a cheezey sock:whistle:
     
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    How about topping it off with asbestolux tile
     
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    Closing the cavity is so 1950's. Nowadays, wall insulation should run continuous with the roof insulation.
     
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    This a conversion and walls are not insulated in the cavity. We are doing interior celotex

    is there no fire regs thingy that is should be fire stopped ?

    i wonder have you lived with mice dancing on your plasterboard ?
     
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    Strictly no.

    Asbestolux is an asbestos board, but yes a substitute will do. Fire regs are not retrospective.
     
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