Nowadays, finding a house of one’s choice has become both easy and risky because of
the wide range of options available in the market. A number of builders and developers
are out there providing you all that you require in a dream home in terms of
construction, utilities, and much more.
However, finding out a home that suits your taste is not enough. Knowing a little more
technical information about your future home is going to hold it in your favor. Before
you buy a house get to know the difference between carpet area, built-up area, and
super built-up areas?
What Is Carpet Area?
Carpet area is the net usable area of the apartment. It includes the thickness of the
internal wall but excludes terrace or balcony. Technically, the carpet area is the
distance between the inner walls. This also includes the kitchen and bathroom. All
common areas outside the apartment are excluded from this measurement, such as
stairs, elevators, security rooms, etc.
How to Calculate the Total Carpet Area?
There are many ways to measure carpet area. Firstly, you should know that carpet
area is 70 percent of built-up area. For eg, assuming that the built-up area is 1,000 sq
ft, the carpet area should be 70% of 1,000 sq ft, which is 700 sq ft in this case. So 700
sq ft is your carpet area.
What Is Built-Up Area?
This is the gross area of the flat that includes the area of the carpet as well as the
walls and ducts’ thickness. The build-up area can be 15-25 times more than the carpet
area and is often referred as the plinth area.
How to Calculate Built-Up Area?
Suppose, areas covered as terraces, balconies add up to 10 percent of the built-up
area while the usable area is just 70 percent of the built-up area. So, if the built-up
area is 1,000 sq ft, it implies that 30%, i.e. 300 sq ft, is not usable, while the
remaining area that will be used is 700 sq ft.
What Is Super Built-Up Area?
It includes common amenities such as the area of elevator, veranda, and clubhouse,
proportionately divided among all flats. Often, developers charge buyers based on this
area to cover their cost of apartment construction. Thus, it is also referred as a ‘total
Calculating Super Built-Up Area
For calculating the super built-up area, let us assume a builder considers 1.25 as a
multiplying factor to calculate an apartment with a carpet area of 1000 sqft. Then the
super built-up area will be 1,250 sqft.
Last Updated on January 7, 2022 by Maansa Parameswaran