When you are looking to buy a home that suits your needs precisely, you will find that there are literally hundreds of options these days. This can not only make it easier for you find a place that you can call home for a long period of time but such wider options can be mindboggling to some people. The leading builders in India are always coming up with new projects that are at par with the global standards so that you have no trouble in finding a home that does justice to your investment. The best real estate development firms maintain a high level of excellence when it comes to their construction practices and the infrastructure that they use.
Nevertheless, it is very important that you get yourself acquainted with some of the technical aspects of a home so that you can make a wiser decision when you are trying to buy a home. As you look through different properties, you are going to come across such terms like Carpet Area, Built-up Area and Super-Built-up Area. You should have a clear idea about these concepts so that you have no trouble in finding a home that is sufficiently large enough for you. It can also make it easier for you to determine whether you are paying the correct price for the area in your home or not.
So let’s have a look at the concepts of Carpet Area, Built-up Area and Super-Built-up Area and what do they mean.
The Carpet Area of a property is the total or net usable area that is measured wall-to-wall from the inner surfaces. Thus while calculating Carpet Area the thickness of inside walls is not taken into consideration. The carpet area represents the actual usable area or the size of a flat/villa without the thickness of walls. The carpet area also includes the kitchen and the bathroom. All common areas that are outside the main apartment like lift, staircase and security room are not a part of Carpet Area calculation.
The Build-up Area represents the general gross area of a flat that is made up of the carpet area and also the wall thickness as well as the ducts. Typically the build-up area is around 15 to 25 percent more than the main carpet area. It is sometimes also referred to as plinth area.
Super Build-up Area
The Super Build-up Area includes numerous common amenities like the area of the lobby, the lift shafts and the corridor that are divided proportionately among all the flats. All common usable areas, like the garden, the swimming pool and the clubhouse can also be effectively included in it. Therefore you can say that the super build-up area of a building is the complete saleable area.
Learning about all these factors is essential when you are trying to buy a property where you intend to stay for a long time. Any builder is going to readily provide you with such information when you ask for it.