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What is Carpet Area, Built-Up Area and Super Built-Up Area?

What is Carpet Area, Built-Up Area and Super Built-Up Area?

If you are looking forward to purchasing an apartment, then this blog can provide you with some very good information that can be helpful in saving a lot of money for you. As a buyer, one should know and understand the terminology that is being used for defining the area of an apartment. Otherwise, you could be a pray for builders because of the lacking of knowledge. 

Some of the very common terms that are used to define the area of an apartment are Carpet Area, Built-Up Area, and Super Built-Up Area. 

Given below is a detailed description of the difference between the Carpet Area, Built-Up Area, and Super Built-Up Area.

What is a Carpet Area?

As the name suggests itself, the carpet area is the area that can be covered with a carpet. In other words, the Carpet area is the distance between inner walls. The total area in which carpet can be applied will be the carpet area of that house.

 

As per the RERA (Real Estate Regulation Authority), builders need to provide the details of the total carpet area, and on the basis of that, the sale price of that apartment will be decided. The carpet Area constitutes 70 percent (%) of the Built-Up Area.

 

Formula to Calculate Carpet Area

Given below is the formula on the basis of which the Carpet Area of an apartment is calculated. 

Carpet Area = Area of Bedroom + Living Room + Balconies + Toilets – The Thickness of the Inner Walls

 

What is Covered in the Carpet Area?

Given below are the places of an apartment 

  • Bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Dressing room
  • Kitchen
  • Study
  • Stores
  • Any other room
  • Bathroom
  • Balconies within the house
  • A staircase within the house

What is Not Covered in the Carpet Area?

  • External and internal walls
  • Common areas
  • Terrace

What is a Built-Up Area?

Built-Up Area is the sum of the Carpet Area, Area of Inner Walls, and the Area of a balcony. Common areas of the apartment like lobby, lift, shaft, etc. are not included in the Built-Up Area.

 

Formula to Calculate Built-Up Area

Given below is the formula on the basis of which the Built-Up Area of an apartment is calculated. Built-Up Area constitutes 70 to 80 percent (%) of the Super Built-Up Area. 

Built-Up Area = Carpet Area + Area of Walls + Area of Balcony 

 

What is Covered in the Built-Up Area?

  • Carpet area
  • External and internal walls
  • Utility ducts

 

What is Not Covered in the Built-Up Area?

  • Courtyard at the ground level
  • Garden
  • Rocky area
  • Well and well structures
  • Plant
  • Nursery
  • Platform around a tree
  • Overhead water tank
  • Fountain
  • Bench with open top and the likes
  • Drainage
  • Culvert
  • Conduit
  • Catch-pit
  • Gully pit
  • Chamber gutter
  • Compound or boundary wall
  • Chajja
  • Uncovered staircase
  • Watchman booth/pump
  • Sump tank

 

What is a Super-Built-Up Area?

Super Built-Up Area is the sum of Built-Up Area and other common areas of the apartment like lobby, lift, shaft, etc. As per the guidelines of RERA (Real Estate Regulation Authority), stairs, lobby, lift, shaft, and other common areas that can be used by the whole building come under Super Built-Up Area. 

 

Formula to Calculate Super Built-Up Area

Given below is the formula on the basis of which the Built-Up Area of an apartment is calculated. 

Super Built-Up Area = Built-Up Area + Common Area

 

What is Covered in the Super Built-Up Area?

  • Built-Up Area of the flat
  • Clubhouses
  • Air ducts
  • Pipe/shaft ducts
  • Lift
  • Staircases
  • Lobby
  • Swimming pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Any other common facilities

 

Provided details can help you to understand about Carpet Area, Built-Up Area, and Super Built-Up Area with ease. By knowing these details, you can select the best apartment for yourself. This information will also save you from many frauds by which you can save a lot of your hard-earned money. 

For more information visit the official RERA website of your state. For Rajasthan state, visit https://rera.rajasthan.gov.in/.

FAQs

  • How to calculate Super Built-Up Area?

Super Built-Up Area = Built-Up Area + Common Area

  • Is Balcony included in the Carpet Area?

NO. 

  • Does Carpet Area include the Bathroom?

NO

  • What is the ratio of the Carpet Area to the Built-Up Area?

The carpet Area constitutes 70 percent (%) of the Built-Up Area.

 

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