I'm thinking of converting my loft, not to use as a home cinema (not allowed), but to use as an extra bedroom/living room. As my partner is very handy at DIY we would just be getting the structural work done, steels, windows etc. We had someone come over last night and are awaiting their quote for a velux conversion or a hip to gable conversion. We are on a really tight budget, we have the money to go for the full monty but I don't want to blow it all on the loft conversion. Has anyone here had a shell conversion in the London/Essex area? I'm dying to know how much it will cost, I'm bracing myself for a shock but I'm thinking of a budget of £15k maximum, I really don't want to spend anymore than that, so if it can't be done for that money we'll have to leave it. Of course if we could get it done for £10k that would be great, think I'm being a bit optimistic though.