Is it possible to do an heating system on a wooden beam ceiling?

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We've just started renovating our new future home and would like to install underfloor heating. Now, as is common in 1950's buildings, there is a wooden beam ceiling. If you look at this subject more closely, you'll notice that using a "regular" flow screed can have statics (weight) and/or door frame height (construction height) issues. Of course, we'll check with the relevant experts on this, but I'd still be interested to know how you've dealt with these kinds of problems or if you have any other suggestions for solutions?



Hot water underfloor heating system solutions are also available on the market for buildings built out of wood. We're not necessarily talking about wet screed.

This is because the supporting beams of wooden buildings are not designed for the additional (permanent) weight per unit area of 140 kg/m². But you have already mentioned this aspect. There are also special constructions with much less applied load.


Why not use a dry screed system, you get a total height of 45 mm and the weight is very limited as the screed is only 2 cm thick.

If that thickness is still too much, there are also metal honeycomb panel systems, through which the pipe is pulled and then filled with a leveling compound. The total height of the structure is 1cm. I would be sure to put a waterproof sheet underneath in case of water damage.

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