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Can a door open into a stairway?

Last Updated: 16th June, 2020

Stairway Landings. There shall be a floor or landing at the top and bottom of each stairway. Doors opening onto a landing shall not reduce the landing to less than one-half the required width. When fully open, the door shall not project more than 7” into a landing.

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In respect to this, can a door open into stairs?

The requirement for there to be landings on both sides of the door (for exterior doors) when the door opens toward the stairs, has been around for some time. This rule is not as “mandatory” as one might think. Interior doors do not require landings at both sides of the door like exterior doors do.

Also Know, which way should basement door open? For safety reasons: The door needs to open in the direction of egress. A three foot landing is necessary to provide a place to stand while opening.

Also question is, do you need a door to the basement?

However, if your basement has habitable, finished rooms, building codes require it to have egress windows, or other means of egress (patio door, etc.). If it's under a porch or deck, there must be at least 36 inches between the top of the window and the bottom of the structure joists.

How close can a door be to stairs?

The minimum stair landing length - distance in the direction of travel out of a doorway - is 36 inches (914 mm) measured in the direction of travel.

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