What is Carpet Area, Built Up Area & Super Built Up Area?
The terms built up area, super built up area, salable area and carpet area pop up again and again for an Indian real estate buyer. The apartment that is sold as a spacious 1500 sqft apartment, is actually not 1500 sqft if you count its actual covered area, or carpet area.
Carpet Area is the area enclosed within the walls, actual area to lay the carpet. This area does not include the thickness of the inner walls. It is the actual used area of an apartment/office unit/showroom etc.
Built up Area is the carpet area plus the thickness of outer walls and the balcony.
Super Built Up Area is the built up area plus proportionate area of common areas such as the lobby, lifts shaft, stairs, etc. The plinth area along with a share of all common areas proportionately divided amongst all unit owners makes up the Super Built-up area. Sometimes it may also include the common areas such, swimming pool, garden, clubhouse, etc. This term is therefore only applicable in the case of multi-dwelling units.
Here are few pictures for better undertstanding of the above said details
This is a small apartment whose saleable area, or super built up area is 892 sqft. Let us calculate its carpet area by summing up all its rooms -
|Room||Dimensions (ft & inch)||Carpet area in sqft|
|Living Room||10′ x 15′-9″||157.5|
|Dining Room||7′ x 7′-8″||53.6|
|Bedroom 1||11′-9″ x 10′-9″||126.3|
|Bedroom 2||11′-9″ x 10||117.5|
|Toilet 1||8′-6″ x 5||42.5|
|Toilet 2||8′-4″ x 4′-3″||35.4|
|Terrace||10′ x 5′-9″||57.5|
|Kitchen||11′ x 8′-6″||93.5|