What is carpet area, Built-up area and Super Built-up area? These terms baffle around us when we plan to buy a property. The first-time home buyers get puzzled what all spaces area included in which area? Though, definitions area available on the internet but it may not make clear sense to you. Developers may pick the opportunity and take the advantage of this important information gap.
Our Carpet area calculator will help you to find the actual area of the flat that you are going to purchase. The actual cost of the flat are priced on the basis of the super built-up area. However, the actual usable area of the apartment may differ from the one you are charged for, or, the saleable area. Buyer should understand the fundamental difference between carpet area and built-up area and other related terms. Some of the commonly used terms by the developers of property consultancy firms are defined below:
Carpet area is defined as the precise area within the walls of your home. If you had to lay out a wall-to-wall carpet in your entire home, the area covered would be the carpet area.
Built-up area is inclusive of not just the carpet area but also the area being occupied by the walls of your home.
Super built-up area takes into account all the area under the common spaces which is the apartment’s proportionate share of the lobby, staircase, elevator and the corridor outside the apartment.
Generally, carpet area is approximately 70 -80 per cent of the super built-up area. This percentage may vary slightly from project to project. But buyers pay on super built-up area.
Now let us assume this case to understand the scenario better: - suppose the rate is Rs. 1000 per sq. ft. and the super built-up area is 1,200 square feet. Then the flat actual cost will be 12 lakhs.
But generally, there is more than one apartment on a particular floor, and now the super built-up area is calculated in a different manner.
Areas included while calculating carpet area is:
Areas not included in the carpet area: