# What is FAR? Built-Up Area, Super Built Area, setback??

### What is Carpet Area?

• As the name suggests, Carpet Area means the space where you can lay a carpet in the flat like a bedroom, living room, hall. While calculating the carpet area exclude the wall thickness, utility area, and shaft area.

• In simple terms, any floor level which is below the normal floor level will be excluded like the bathroom, utility area (excluding kitchen)

• Carpet area is defined as ‘the net usable floor area of an apartment, excluding the area covered by the external walls, areas under services shafts, exclusive balcony or verandah area and exclusive open terrace area, but includes the area covered by the internal partition walls of the apartment’.

### What is Built up area?

• Built up area means the area covered by a typical flat.

• A typical flat will contains bedrooms, living room, hall, kitchen, balcony, utility area, bathroom & shafts.

• These all come under built-up area (including wall thickness) Or else we can simply say it as,
Built up Area = Carpet Area + (Utility Area + Shaft Area + wall thickness).

### What is the Super Built Area?

• Super built-up area means, the total area covered by an apartment building including common areas like a park, gardens, playgrounds, swimming pool, gym, & club house etc.

• In most communities, the local government will set a maximum FAR for each parcel of land. That number limits the size of a building in relation to the size of the lot it’s on.

### What is setback?

• Setback is the minimum open space required around any building or structure.

### Carpet Area to Built Up Area Ratio Calculation

• Approximate Calculations

• Built up Area = Carpet Area + 20% of carpet area

• It means, If a carpet area is 750 Sq.ft, then
Built up Area = 750 + (750*20%)

= 750+150

= 900 Sq.ft