What are Carpet Area, Built-up Area and Super-Built-up Area?

Nowadays, finding a home of one's choice has become both easy and risky because of the wide variety of options available to choose from. A number of builders are out there providing you all that you require in a dream home in terms of construction, infrastructure, and much more.

However, finding out a home that matches your taste is not enough. Knowing a bit more technical details about your future home will keep things in your favour.

Carpet Area

Technically, carpet area is the net usable area measured wall to wall from its inner surfaces. Thus the thickness of the inner walls is not included. Carpet area is the actual usable size of the flat/villa minus the thickness of the wall.

This also includes the bathroom and kitchen. Any common areas outside the apartment like staircase, lift, security room, etc., are excluded from this calculation.

Build-up Area

This is the gross area of the flat which comprises the carpet area as well as the thickness of the walls and the ducts. The build-up area can be 15-25 per more than the carpet area and sometimes known as the plinth area

Super Build-up Area

It includes common amenities such as the area of lift shafts, lobby, and corridor, proportionately divided among all flats. The common usable areas, such as swimming pool, garden, and clubhouse may also be included in it. In other words, super build-up area is the total saleable area.