Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Building Design Standards 5.9 Compatibility


5.8.2. Standards A.

The manufactured home is set up in accordance to the standards set by the North Carolina Department of Insurance in the current edition of the North Carolina Regulations for Manufactured Homes, including, but not limited to, all footings, supporting piers, anchors, and tie downs. B. The tongue, axles, running lights and removable towing apparatus must be removed prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. C. The manufactured home shall be attached to a permanent foundation of brick, stone, concrete, framing or block that is unpierced except for required ventilation and access as required by the North Carolina State Building Code or for flood hazard construction. If the masonry foundation is not brick, stone, or architectural concrete block it shall be parged (coated with a mortar-like finish) on the visible side. D. The pitch of the roof of the manufactured home has a minimum vertical rise of 3 inches for every 12 inches of horizontal run. E. The roof must be covered with a material that is customarily used on site-built dwellings. Aluminum or metal roofing is not permitted unless standing seam metal roofing or metal shingles are utilized. F. The roof shall have a minimum eave projection and roof overhang of 6 inches, not including the gutter. G. Exterior siding shall be of a material customarily used on site-built dwellings which does not have a high gloss finish, such as wood, conventional vinyl or metal siding, brick, stucco or similar materials. Smooth, ribbed, or corrugated metal or plastic panels are not permitted. H. Stairs, porches, entrance platforms, ramps, and other means of entrance and exit to and from the home are installed in accordance with the requirements of the North Carolina State Building Code, attached firmly to the primary structure, and anchored securely to the ground. I. Other than those within the manufactured home itself, all installations of plumbing and electrical wiring and all gas and oil appliances shall comply with the provisions of the building, plumbing, electrical, heating, and gas regulations of the North Carolina State Building Code. J. The length of the home shall not exceed 4 times the width, excluding additions. K. Architectural and aesthetic standards specified in this section shall be applicable to all additions. L. At the main entrance door there shall be an entryway transition, such as a porch or stoop, that is a minimum 6 feet by 6 feet. M. The manufactured home must contain a minimum of 900 square feet of enclosed living space. N. Empty liquefied petroleum gas containers and other objects and materials not approved by the Wake Forest Fire Department shall not be stored under manufactured homes. O. The siding color shall be compatible with the immediate neighborhood and shall not have a reflectivity exceeding that of white paint. It is the intent of these criteria to ensure that a Class A Manufactured Home, when installed, shall have substantially the appearance of an on-site, conventionally built, single-family home.

5.9. Compatibility

A. When revising Administrative Alternatives, the following guiding key features may be considered to encourage with the established architectural character of the town by

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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