What is Carpet Area?

There is often a question about what carpet area means. Carpet areas are carpetable or net-usable areas. In carpeting, the distance between the inner walls is called the carpet area. The carpet area does not include common areas such as the lift, the lobby, etc.

The formula for calculating carpet area

Carpet area = Area of bedroom + living room + balconies + toilets – the thickness of the inner walls

What is Built-up Area?

Based on the external perimeter wall surfaces of a premise, the built-up area is determined. It includes the carpet area plus the wall thickness, as well as other unusable areas such as the dry balcony, terrace, flower beds, etc. It is always larger than the carpet area.

A method for calculating the built-up area

If 1000 sq feet is the built-up area then the carpet area would not be more than 700 sq feet. 

What is a super built-up area?

A premise’s Super Built-up area includes the carpet area, the terrace, balconies, walls, and areas occupied by common/shared construction (e.g. lift, stairs, etc.). A pool, clubhouse, and garden are sometimes included. To calculate the super built-up area, builders use the loading factor on the carpet area.

Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) defines Super Built-Up Areas as carpet areas, built-up areas, as well as the share of common areas such as stairs, and lobbies, that can be used by the entire building.

Super built-up area = Built-up area + common areas (stairs, lobbies, lift, pool, etc)

Or Built-up area + loading factor