Know The Difference For Carpet Area, Built-up Area & Super Built-Up Area
As a homebuyer you cannot understand the terms used by realtors or agents while choosing the property. While purchasing a home terms such as carpet area, built-up area and super built-up area creates confusion in mind of an individual. There are difference between all these terms, so its important for us to understand the terms while you go next time to purchase your home property.
Carpet Area is the area which is covered by a carpet inside the house and does not take into account the thickness of the walls. Carpet area is the net usable area for the apartment. Carpet area is the area of the housing unit which you get to use. Carpet area does not include the space covered by other common areas such as lobby, lift, stairs, play area, etc. It includes the thickness of the internal wall but excludes balcony or terrace. Technically, the distance between inner walls is carpet area. Carpet area is the 70% of the built-up area which includes living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, other rooms and even if there is inner staircase in the room. For example the total built-up area of the room is 1,000 sqft then the carpet area of the room will be 70% of 1,000 sqft which is 700sqft. RERA Act states that the developer has disclose and inform the buyer about the accurate carpet area and should tag price according to it. So while taking home, you have to look after the carpet area carefully.
Built-up area is the area that sums of after adding the carpet area and the wall area occupied by it. Balcony or terrace is also taken into considerations while calculating the built-up area. The built-up area can also consist of other areas such as dry balcony, flower beds etc. Built-up area constitutes about 70%-80% of the super built-up area. Adding of 10%-15% of area to the carpet area becomes the built-up area. For example we have a super built-up area of 1,000 sqft, then the built-up area will be 70%-80% of 1,000 sqft which is equal to 700 sqft or 800 sqft while the carpet area will be 490 sqft or 560 sqft.
Carpet Area + Wall Area + Balcony Area = Built-Up Area
Super Built-Up Area
Super Built-Up area is the total sum of the area calculated by adding up the built-up area and the common areas such as staircase, lobby, lifts, corridor, shafts etc. Even sometime builders can add amenities area such as garden, pool, clubhouse as a common area. Builders charge buyers based on this area so that their cost of construction can be covered. It is also known as ‘saleable area’. Super built-up area is advertised to buyers as a proof of large and spacious homes. Developer applies 1.25 to the carpet area as a multiplier factor to calculate super built-up area. Thus this increases the total saleable area by 25% and is called loading. For example if the carpet area is 700 sqft the builder adds loading of 25%, you have to pay for 875 sqft, whereas you can just use 700 sqft.
Built-Up Area + Common Area = Super Built-Up Area
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