Ceiling Heating & Cooling with Drywall Systems

Combine the advantages of dry construction with a heating / cooling function

Ceiling heating and cooling with our drywall systems uses the specific advantages of dry construction. The ceilings are assembled in a short time and in just a few steps. The affected rooms are available again quickly, which is especially important in the event of a modernization. The thermal activation of a drywall ceiling can be done using BEKA capillary tube mats, copper tube meanders or 10 mm single tube technology.

Utilise drywall standards for a quick and safe installation

For the installation of suspended drywall ceilings, there are largely standardised assembly instructions and instructions available from the manufacturers. These standardised construction methods result in a correspondingly simplified procedure and a reduction in the work steps when installing ceiling heating and ceiling cooling in dry construction.

The installation of BEKA capillary tube mats, meandering copper tubes or the 10 mm single tube technology fits exactly into the construction processes of standard structures of suspended drywall ceilings. The interfaces between the dry construction and installation trades are clearly regulated. This is an important prerequisite for adhering to the planned construction times and for achieving good heating / cooling results.

Which drywall system is suitable for heated / chilled ceilings?

The thermal conductivity of a drywall panel has a decisive effect on the achievable heating and cooling performance. The planning can - depending on the qualities of drywall panels available on the market - specifically optimise the cost-performance ratio of the ceiling heating and ceiling cooling.

The use of plasterboard is widespread. By adding graphite components, the heat conduction is further improved. Plain or perforated plasterboard panels can be used for the installation. For the ceiling design, architects and specialist engineers can use the entire range of products on the market.

Advantages of ceiling heating / cooling in drywall

  • Fast installation according to drywall standards
  • Few assembly steps
  • Implementation with capillary tube mats, 10mm single tube technology and copper tube possible
  • Particularly suitable for retrofitting

Drywall ceiling systems

Ready-to-build plasterboard with integrated pipes

As regards the standard thermally activated drywall ceilings, the heat-conducting pipes of the BEKA capillary tube mats, copper pipe meanders or single pipes are on top of the back of the drywall panels with good thermal conductivity and are hydraulically connected in the ceiling void.

We also manufacture drywall panels with integrated capillary tubes or integrated 10 mm PE-RT tubes. In our series of prefabricated elements, drywall panels with capillary tube mats and polystyrene insulation in standard dimensions are also offered.

Ready-to-build elements for heated / chilled ceilings [PDF]

In order to improve the reaction speed of the ceiling heating and ceiling cooling, additional insulation material can also be placed on the heat-carrying pipes in the standard construction.

Which drywall ceiling heating suits my project?

 Drywall ceiling with capillary tube matsDrywall ceiling single pipe with heat conducting profilesSingle pipe drywall ceiling integratedDrywall with copper pipe
Less planning effort
Heating / cooling capacity
Low assembly effort
Substructure according to dry construction guidelines with standard profiles
Interface to other trades
Components pre-assembled at the factory
Suitable for mixed installation (metal and plastic)
Flexibility / adaptable on building site
Drywall ceiling with applied capillary tube mats
Drywall heating / cooling ceiling - copper pipe on heat conducting sheets
Drywall ceiling with 10 mm single pipe in heat conducting profiles
Plasterboard perforated with copper pipe

Whether with BEKA capillary tube mats, meandering copper pipes or single pipe technology on top - standard drywall ceilings can be thermally activated without any problems. A good heat-conducting contact between the heat-carrying pipes and the plasterboard is important for energy efficiency.