The 2006 North Carolina Residential Code is based on the 2003 International Residential Code. It is fully integrated and includes a custom binder.
The provisions of the 2006 North Carolina Residential Code were approved by the North Carolina Building Code Council on September 12, 2006, to be effective June 1, 2007.
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 multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory buildings and structures. Accessory buildings with any dimension greater than 12 feet must meet the provisions of this code. Accessory buildings may be constructed without a masonry or concrete foundation, except in coastal high hazard or ocean hazard areas, provided all of the following conditions are met:
1. The building shall not exceed 400 square feet or one story in height;
2. The building is supported on a wood foundation of a minimum 2 x 6 or 3 x 4 mud sill of approved wood in accordance with Section 323; and
3. 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 pounds per square foot multiplied by the plan area of the building.
Accessory structures are not required to meet the provisions of this code, except decks, gazebos and retaining walls as required by Section R404.1.3.
Table of Contents
Part I - Administrative. Chapter 1: Administration. Part II - Definitions. Chapter 2: Definitions. Part III - Building Planning and Construction. Chapter 3: Building Planning. Chapter 4: Foundations. Chapter 5: Floors. Chapter 6: Wall Construction. Chapter 7: Wall Covering. Chapter 8: Roof-Ceiling Construction. Chapter 9: Roof Assemblies. Chapter 10: Chimneys and Fireplaces. Part IV - Energy Conservation. Chapter 11: Energy Efficiency. [Chapters 12 - 42 have been deleted. Please refer to the North Carolina Mechanical Code, North Carolina Fuel Gas Code, North Carolina Plumbing Code or North Carolina Electrical Code.] Chapter 43: Referenced Standards. Chapter 44: High Wind Zones. Chapter 45: Coastal and Flood Plain Construction Standards. Appendix A: Sizing and Capacities of Gas Piping. Appendix B: Sizing of Venting Systems Serving Appliances Equipped with Draft Hoods, Category I Appliances, and Appliances Listed for Use and Type B Vents. Appendix C: Exit Terminals of Mechanical Draft and Direct-Vent Venting Systems. Appendix D: Recommended Procedure for Safety Inspection of an Existing Appliance Installation. Appendix E: Manufactured Housing Used as Dwellings. Appendix F: Radon Control Methods. Appendix G: Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs. Appendix H: Patio Covers. Appendix I: Private Sewage Disposal. Appendix J: Existing Buildings and Structures. Appendix K: Sound Transmission. Appendix L: ICC International Residential Code Electrical Provisions/National Electrical Code Cross Reference. Appendix M: Wood Decks. Appendix N: Basic Load Estimating. Appendix O: Foam Plastic Diagram. Index.