Helena in Dunfries, Scotland, is 11 years old and an only child. She loves star-gazing and wants to be an astrophysicist when she grows up. Helena’s mum and dad run a bookshop which is open 7 days a week so she doesn’t often get the chance to get out and look at the night sky.
The Dengineers is presented by Lauren Layfield and Joe Tracini and airs on CBBC on Saturday mornings. Each week the team transform spaces to create amazing and unique dens in this makeover show.
This summer the Dengineers started work on Helen’s dream project – with a helping hand from Mole Utilities. The unique rotating observatory that the Dengineers designed for Helena was constructed from over 400m of timber and took just 4 days for the team to build, including decoration and finishing touches
Using our impact moling equipment, Mark (with a little help from Helena!) laid the cable quickly and effectively, allowing the rest of the team to continue with the build. Check out Mark and our moling machine “Dixie” in action at around 10 minutes in!
We were delighted to work with the team on this project and as part of our contribution to Helen’s wish come true we were able to waive our fee for the work. Watch a clip of the show above or check out the full episode here.
Find out more about impact moling and our other services here.