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

Updated: Aug 18, 2023


"Infographic illustrating the calculation of Carpet Area in a home layout."
Calculating Carpet Area made simple, see how it's done."

Imagine you're buying a new video game console. The box it comes in is big, but the console inside is smaller. Houses are like that too. When you buy a house, there are different ways to measure its size, just like the box and the console. Let's dive into these terms:


1. Carpet Area:

- Think of this as the actual space where you can lay down a carpet inside your house.

- It's the space you can actually use: your bedroom, living room, kitchen, and even the stairs inside your house.

- It doesn't include the thickness of the walls or any space outside like balconies.

- Formula: Carpet area = space of all rooms - thickness of inner walls.


2. RERA Carpet Area:

- This is a special kind of carpet area. It's like the above, but it includes the thickness of the inner walls.

- Difference: The only difference between RERA Carpet Area and regular Carpet Area is the thickness of the inner walls. RERA Carpet Area is about 5% bigger than the regular Carpet Area.


3. Built-up Area:

- This is like the Carpet Area, but it also includes the walls, balcony, and maybe a terrace or verandah.

- Formula: Built-up Area = Carpet Area + walls + balcony + terrace.


4. Super Built-up Area:

- Imagine the entire building where your house is, including the lobby, elevator, and even the swimming pool.

- This area includes your Built-up Area plus all these shared spaces.

- Formula: Super Built-up Area = Built-up Area + shared spaces (like elevators, lobbies).


Loading Factor:

- This is a fancy term that builders use. It's the extra space added to the Carpet Area to get the Super Built-up Area. If the Loading Factor is 50%, it means the builder added 50% extra space to the Carpet Area to get the Super Built-up Area.


Why is this important?

- Knowing these terms helps you understand what you're paying for. It's like knowing how much game time you get when you buy a new video game.


Quick Comparison:

- Carpet Area: Just the space inside your house.

- Built-up Area: Carpet Area + walls + balcony.

- Super Built-up Area: Built-up Area + shared spaces like elevators.


Remember, when you're buying a house (or maybe when your parents talk about it), it's good to know these terms. It helps you understand the actual space you're getting, just like knowing what's inside the box of your new video game console!


Distinguishing Between Carpet area, Built-up Area, And Super Built-up Area

The table below breaks down the differences between these areas, showcasing which components are included in each.


In essence, understanding these terms ensures you're well-equipped to make the best property decisions. Dive deep, ask questions, and ensure you're getting the best value for your investment.


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


Features

Carpet Area

Built-up Area

Super-Built-up Area

Living Room

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bedroom

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kitchen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dining

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bathroom

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pooja

Yes

Yes

Yes

Balcony

No

Yes

Yes

Study

Yes

Yes

Yes

Utility

No

Yes

Yes

Inner Stairs case

Yes

Yes

Yes

Outer Stair case

No

Yes

Yes

Terrace

No

Yes

Yes

Veranda

No

Yes

Yes

Lobby

No

No

Yes

Lift

No

No

Yes

Swimming pool

No

No

Yes

Garden

No

No

Yes


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