Past & Present

Underfloor heating in new construction (1967 to today ...)

Floor heating past and present

Past. Professional floor heating systems have been installed in new buildings since 1970. The heating water was conducted into the screed of the floor, due to the integrated heating pipe, the screed was installed in a slightly thicker way. It heated up and then transported the warmth into the room above.

Almost 50 years later floor heatings are built nearly identically, with all the benefits and disadvantages of this technology.

Castlebutsch systems GmbH Christian Lueders 36, St. Dminka Street, Victoria, VCt 9030,

Malta – EU


P: 00356-79059697

VAT-ID: MT23208819

Registration Nr. C 66839

Tax No.: 996972937

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New technology by mfh


Efficiency in drywall constructions for floor, wall & ceiling…more


Sustainable surface heating in dry wall construction…more


Low height for floor heating systems with heating screed…more

Present. The innovative floor heatings of mfh systems seperate the heating surface from the screed and spread the heat over the thermal conductivity panels made out of aluminium. Thin, dry load distribution layers with a thickness of only 5 – 20 mm can be laid directly on the heating elements. Stable floorings such as parquet or laminate can also be applied directly. If screed is to be used, its strength can be cut in half to 25 – 35 mm. The heat is distributed directly to the topsoil, the floor heating can respond directly to its users needs. The heating water temperature is normally only 10 °C above room temperature. Regenerative heat generators (eg solar, heat pump) can be used to achieve maximum efficiency.

Key advantages for ...

... users
  • rapid heating and cooling – heating only when heat is required, efficient energy saving
  • lower heating water temperatures for efficient operation of the the heat generator (boiler, heat pump, solar collectors)
  • comfortable warmth due to full surface conductivity panels
... installation
  • combines thermal insulation and underfloor heating in one system element
  • low installation height – no or short drying time
  • easy installation and little use of tools
... distribution
  • few system parts, less storage needed, less logistical effort
  • no connection and coordination between heating surface and screed
  • one system for floor, wall & ceiling and heating & cooling

Low heating water temperatures for all heat sources

insulation & thermal conductivity panels firmly connected

One system for floor, wall & ceiling