Know about Carpet Area-Built Up Area -Super Built Up Area

Know about Carpet Area-Built Up Area-Super Built Up Area

Carpet Area-Built Area-Super Built Area

Carpet Area-Built-Up Area -Super Built-Up Area

These are the builders and real estate seller’s terms. Which some time we don’t know the actual meanings. In every residential complex, there are these three ways of calculating the area, or the square footage. They may not all sound very different, but there is in fact a BIG difference between carpet area and built-up area!

This article will explain you about these Terms in details.After reading this you can understand about Carpet Area, Built-Up Area & Super Built-Up Area

Carpet Area-Built Area-Super Built Area

Carpet Area

Carpet area is the area that can actually be covered by a carpet, or the area of the apartment excluding the thickness of inner walls. Carpet area does not include the space covered by common areas such as lobby, lift, stairs, play area, etc. Carpet area is the actual area you get for use in a housing unit. Focusing on the carpet area will help you understand the usable area in the kitchen, bedroom, living room, etc. Carpet area is usually around 70% of the built-up area.

Built-Up Area

Built-up area is the area that comes after adding carpet area and wall area. Now, the wall area does not mean the surface area, but the thickness of the inner walls of a unit. The area constituting the walls is around 20% of the built-up area and totally changes the perspective. The built-up area also consists of other areas mandated by the authorities, such as a dry balcony, flower beds, etc., that add up to 10% of the built-up area. So when you think about it, the usable area is only 70% of the built-up area. So, if the built-up area says 1200 square feet, it means around 30% (360 square feet) is not really usable, and the actual area you will get to use is only the remaining 840 square feet.

Super Built-Up Area

Super Built-up area is a builder’s BFF! It is the area calculated by adding the built-up area and common area that includes the corridor, lift lobby, lift, etc. In some cases, builders even include amenities such as a pool, garden and clubhouse in the common area. A Developer/Builder charges you on the basis of the super built-up area which is why it is also known as ‘saleable’ area.

Carpet Area-Built Area-Super Built Area

Real Estate can be complicated, and you cannot change the rules and practices, but you definitely can make an informed decision when you’re aware of the various types of calculations for square footage, a seemingly major but actually simple job!

We hope this clears up the confusion that always seems to permeate floor areas and how prices are calculated, making it easier for you to make decisions. Got more questions? Ask us below!

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