What is carpet area, built-up area and super built up area?
Once you know the approximate size of property you wish to purchase & and the rate prevailing in your chosen area, you can then arrive at a budget amount. Carpet Area: Carpet area may be defined as the net usable area. Until two decades back flats were sold on this basis. Carpet area is the area from the inner sides of wall to wall. However this concepts is rarely used today and as a result, flats today are generally sold on the basis of Built up area and super built up area. Built up Area (BUA): BUA, over and above the carpet area, would include the space covered by the thickness of the inner and outer walls of the flat. The BUA thus would generally be around 15% more than the carpet area of the flat. Thus for a carpet area of 1000 sq. ft. the BUA could work out to be 1150 sq.ft. approximately. Super Built up Area: Super BUA, apart from the BUA, is said to include the proportionate common areas on the floor like the passage, staircase, etc. This would usually be around 25% to 35% of t