We have been advised by our builder that because of the contouring of our lot, our external laundry door will need to have a landing and stairs (in order for us to be able to safely step out of the door to the backyard). We were not previously informed of this (they actually changed our door to a window and thought we wouldn't notice!) and now they are trying to charge us $5,000 to put a landing, stairway (on either side of the landing) and balustrade.
We said if it costs that much then just leave it and we will build it ourselves on completion. But they said they can't do this and that they are required to ensure there is a landing and stairs. In that case, shouldn't they pay for it? It's not our fault they didn't take it into account!
Has anyone been through something similar? What's a reasonable price for a concrete landing?
Any help would be much appreciated!