Part I — Scope and Application
The provisions of the North Carolina Residential Code for One- and Two-family Dwellings shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, removal and demolition of detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory buildings and structures.
Exception: Live/work units complying with the requirements of Section 419 of the North Carolina Building Code shall be permitted to be built as one- and two-family dwellings or townhouses. Fire suppression required by Section 419.5 of the North Carolina Building Code when constructed under the North Carolina Residential Code for One- and Two-family Dwellings shall conform to Section 903.3.1.3 of the International Building Code.
- The accessory building shall not exceed 400 square feet (37 m2) or one story in height:
- The building is supported on a wood foundation of a minimum 2 by 6 or 3 by 4 mud sill of approved wood in accordance with Section R317: and
- The building is anchored to resist overturning and sliding by installing a minimum of one ground anchor at each corner of the building. The total resisting force of the anchors shall be equal to 20 psf (958 Pa) times the plan area of the building.
- Decks, See Appendix M,
- Retaining wall, See Section R404.4,
- Detached masonry chimneys located less than 10 feet from other buildings or lot lines,
- Swimming pools and spas, See Appendix G,
- Detached carports,
- Docks, piers, bulkheads, and waterways structures, See Section R324.
The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where differences occur between provisions of this code and referenced codes and standards, the provisions of this code shall apply.