Will this get any cheaper?
I think they are doing well to remember how much they paid. I only got mine around 10 years ago, and can't recall how much a paid. I feel a little bit forgetful in comparison....
Different make/model (Globel Lotus 10' x 19' Metal Workshop, £950) built last year but similar materials, I use it as a gym. I poured a concrete base and raised the whole shed up on a perimeter line of concrete blocks. Very sturdy and so far, rust free. Condensation not an issue though I would 100% recommend putting a damp proof layer both below and above the concrete base, helped so much. I also found that these shed kits tend to recommend being assembled without over tightening the screws/bolts. We found that the final few roof panels didn't align 100% because of the base being slightly off and by keeping the rest of the roof panels slightly loose during the construction, you can wiggle it around a bit. Once that was done, can tighten as much as you'd like. I'd also recommend upgrading the plastic washers you get for the roof screws, a lot of mine have fractured after a year so I'm having to put some sealant around the screws. Not a big issue but replacing with rubber washers would have helped from day 1
Bought a similar one last year (not quite as big), absolutely brilliant. Took best part of a day to assemble, erected on a purpose made concrete base. So far it’s withstood everything Mother Nature has thrown at it. I used coach bolts to secure it into the base. No leaks or rust so far
Metel sheds rust and wooden sheds rot but you can delay the inevitable by good preparation when putting them up and regular maintenance. As far as I know plastic sheds fade and get brittle / break due to the sun and there is little you can do. There may be some sort of UV blocker you can apply to slow down the effects of the sun. I prefer a wooden shed as you can replace parts yourself.