Are you going to buy a home but confused with the terms and words mentioned in agreement papers by the developers or real estate agent. Sometime it is very tough to understand these terminologies. At GharVisit, we will clear all doubts about some terms like carpet area, built-up area and super built-up area. You might have read many explanations or definitions in some articles but still nothing is clear. To save your time and money, you must be aware of the difference between carpet area, built-up area and super built-up area terms before making a purchase.
As the name indicates, a carpet area is the area which can be covered by a carpet. It is the wall to wall distance which makes for the net usable floor area of the house. According to RERA (Real Estate Regulation and Development) Act guidelines, it is mandatory for developers to disclose the carpet area of each apartment basis which the sale price should be calculated. Unlike the built-up area, explained below, this area does not include the area covered by the external walls, balcony or terrace. However, the carpet area, which becomes your personal space includes the thickness of the inner walls of the house.
Carpet area is measured from wall to wall and is the actual usable floor area in flat or apartment and it also includes the thickness of inner walls. As per Real Estate Regulation and Development (RERA) rules, it is mandatory for builders to mention the carpet area in agreement.
How To Calculate The Total Carpet Area?
Carpet area is 70% of the built-up area. Let’s say your apartment’s built-up area is 1,000 sq ft, then carpet area is 700 sq ft.
Inner wall area + floor area = Carpet area
The built-up area of an apartment or flat is measured from the external point of walls, including balcony, terrace, garden, carpet area and the thickness of walls.
How To Calculate Built-Up Area?
It is always 10-15% of the carpet area.
Built-up area = Carpet area + area of walls + area of balcony
Super built-up area
Super built-up area is counted by adding built-up area which includes balcony, terrace, carpet area and walls thickness plus the commom areas like stairs, lobby, lifts, park, clubhouse, gym, swimming pool etc. It is also called saleable area.
How To Calculate Super Built-Up Area?
Super built-up area = Built-up area + common areas