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Difference Between Carpet Area, Built-up Area and Super Built up Area

Going for a house purchase and still confused how carpet area is different from built-up area? Before you start to comprehend that, your attention wanders to another question: how is built-up area different from super built-up areas? Here is a quick guide:

Carpet area

is the area that can be used to spread a carpet inside the house. It is the net usable area of the apartment. It includes the thickness of the internal wall but excludes balcony or terrace. Technically, the distance between inner walls is carpet area. Also, it will include staircase only if it is inside the apartment, but balcony, lift, lobby, etc. will not include in carpet area.

Built-up area

is the carpet area plus the area covered by walls. The built-up area includes balconies, terraces (with or without roof), mezzanine floors and other detachable habitable areas such as servant room, etc. You should also know that walls which are shared with other units are factored in at 50 per cent while other walls are computed fully.

Super Built-up area

is the built-up area in addition to the proportionate share of entrance lobby, corridors, stair cases, lift shafts, lift lobby, generator rooms, club house, security room and any other common areas in the complex. However, underground sump, water tanks, walk ways, swimming pool, open sports facilities, weather sheds, inaccessible flower beds, lofts shall not include in super built-up area.

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