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Threshold Landing
A landing adjacent to an external door where there is then a flight of stairs.

threshold landings

For stairs in single occupancy dwellings our BCA states
Landings must be provided where the sill of a door opening or threshold opens onto a stair that is greater than 3 risers or 570, 22.4" high.

If the door opens outwards towards any stair then a landing should be provided not less than the swing of the door. I always use a 1200, 48", landing in these cases. Think about it, the consequences of someone being knocked backwards down a stair do not bear thinking about.

threshold landing in amsterdam

An old landing seen in Amsterdam.

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