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-This is The Dengineers.
The show that puts you in charge of building your very own dream den.
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..hanging out with your friends and family...
..and dens built to fulfil your dreams.
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-transform your inspiration into amazing spaces...
..built especially for you.
-It's Dengineers time!
Today we're going to surprise one lucky boy here in Hampshire
and help him build his dream den.
And we're going to be doing the surprise right here
at this indoor play centre.
However, we haven't got long, so race you to the bottom?
-Here we go.
-Three, two, one. Go!
-One, two... Here I come!
Let's meet today's Dengineer.
Today's Dengineer is 11-year-old Cammy, from Hampshire.
I need help from the Dengineers because, with three sisters
and two brothers, the house can get very busy at times.
Our house is a very busy house, lots of fun.
We've got lots of children and they all have a great time,
but there's always lots going on.
Life can prove difficult for Cammy.
Not only is he surrounded by lots of brothers and sisters, but he also
has a condition that makes life a little bit more challenging.
Cammy has a sensory processing disorder,
so it causes certain physical issues -
certain smells and certain noises can cause him anxiety.
So, he can be OK a lot of the time but sometimes he can have
real problems with it.
Cammy is very kind and caring, and he's really fun to be around,
but sometimes he can find it hard because he can get agitated
or cross at small things.
I have all these sensory toys,
but I find it hard to use them effectively
with my brothers and sisters running in and out of my room.
It can be really hard to have my own space
and somewhere to use these toys.
He likes different textures and different feels, just to have on his
skin and just to help to create a sense of calm.
But he just does really need his own space to just relax.
Please, Dengineers, I need your help!
Don't you worry, Cammy.
Our help is exactly what you're going to get -
you just don't know it yet.
Cammy is on his way here and he's due literally any minute,
so it's not long till the big surprise.
-Come on, we'd better get hidden. Let's go.
The Dengineers Team have rigged the place with hidden cameras,
and just in time, by the looks of it.
Cammy's just arrived with his mum and two younger brothers.
He's run that way. Do you see him? See him? He's legging it in.
While Cammy goes wild in the play centre,
we pull Mum in for a helping hand.
-Hello. How are you?
I'm good, thanks. Really nice to meet you. I'm so excited.
We're feeling a bit nervous.
So am I.
-So, Mum, the problem is he's dashing around all over, isn't he?
I don't think we're going to be able to catch up with him.
We were wondering, could you go and fetch him, possibly?
Yes, no problem.
I'm coming to watch you, boys.
Well done, Mum. Now it's time to surprise Cammy.
-Hello, Cammy. How are you doing?
Cammy, my name is Lauren and this is Joe,
and we are from CBBC's The Dengineers,
and we've come here this morning to tell you
that you're going to get your dream den made.
-How does that sound?
I'd never thought in a million years this would happen.
I'm completely just overwhelmed with excitement.
My heart's beating so fast right now.
I am so excited for Cammy.
What an amazing opportunity. Thank you, Dengineers.
-I'm so happy for you.
Mate, we're going to go right now and start building your den.
Are you ready?
-Good man. Let's do it. Say bye to Mum.
Our first port of call is The Dengineers Mobile HQ,
which has some mega-cool technology to get Cammy's den off the ground.
Cammy, welcome to The Dengineers Mobile HQ.
In here, Cammy, is where we're going to get all of those ideas that
you've got in your head and get them onto this massive screen,
so we can start putting together the design for your den.
So, if you see anything that you want,
just grab it and throw it up here.
-Are you ready?
So, first of all, Cammy, tell us, what is the idea?
I would love to have, like, a sensory den.
So a place where I can go to relax and calm down.
I struggle sometimes with loud noises or crowded spaces.
For people like us who don't know,
what's it like when you feel quite overwhelmed?
It just sounds like there's hundreds of bees just buzzing in your head,
and it's hard to calm down and do anything.
So this would be an amazing space to just get away from it all
and work all those things out, wouldn't it?
-Shall we get stuck in and have a look at some pictures?
What's catching your attention?
Beanbags, because I've found beanbags really calming
and it also gives me a place to sit.
What else do you like?
These kind of like bubble tubes.
How cool would that look, as well?
What kind of textures and things that you'd like to feel in the den?
I would like the floor to be almost soft and springy.
-Like one big cushion?
What sort of colours have you thought about?
-Maybe kind of like a baby-blue kind of colour.
It kind of creates a nice, calm atmosphere.
Is there anything else calming that you like?
-One more thing...
-..which is these lava lamp things in the room.
It's a similar sensation to the bubble tube.
I think it looks incredible but, Cammy, are you happy with it?
Yeah! Seeing my ideas makes me even more exited and inspired to just
get out there and start building.
Cammy's decided on beanbags for seating,
lava lamps and bubble tubes to create a calming atmosphere,
and his favourite colours to cover the den.
And we've got the perfect designer for the job.
Meet Maral -
she's one seriously cool architect
who designs multi-million pound buildings.
She's got the skills to make Cammy's dreams a reality.
Hi, Cammy. So, I've seen some of your ideas,
and I've noticed that you like the colours blue and green,
so I definitely will incorporate those colours into the design.
My research has told me that curved walls are quite good.
Do you think they will benefit your den?
-And on the inside, to add to the curved walls,
I'm going to create a little curved pod space
that's just going to be for you, with some bouncy walls.
I love the sound of that, cos it's kind of like your personal bubble.
I know that you want this space to be just for you,
so maybe a massive sign that says, "This is Cammy's den,"
so nobody's allowed to come in without your authorisation.
How does that sound?
So cool, just to have my own space and my own place to be myself in.
Maral has designed a den that will look like a wall of bubbles,
with curves and domes.
Inside, liquid tiles will form a pathway to a calm zone,
with a padded pod that will give Cammy a space to relax.
There will also be a hammock and plenty of storage for
Cammy's sensory tools.
So, the final question - where's it going to go?
The best location for it is actually in replacement of this old shed.
Cammy's in charge of his den, so the shed's coming down.
I hope Mum and Dad don't mind!
-I've got the end.
-Have you got it?
This is going to be such an important den for Cammy.
It's going to be his space based on his particular needs,
so it has to be absolutely right, taking on board everything
that he really needs.
I think it is quite important that all the elements are right,
and when they're mixed together,
I think it'll make the dream den for me.
-Brought the house down.
-There you go.
Goodness knows what is going to appear in our garden,
but we trust him and we know that he will design
the perfect den to suit his needs.
With Maral's plans signed off by Cammy, and the shed demolished,
this is the last time Mum and Dad will be allowed into the garden.
Mum and Dad, sorry about your shed.
Never mind. It was rotten anyway.
However, that does mean that it is Dengineers only, and you two can't
see it, so you're going to have to clear off, I'm afraid.
-See you, guys!
-See you later. Bye!
Bye. So long!
It's day one of the build,
and it's time for the Dengineers team to spring into action,
and that means we've rolled into town with a massive amount of kit!
Maral! Maral, it is all going on.
It's day one of the build, and it's fair to say we've come prepared.
There's so much stuff around here.
Today, all sorts of stuff is going to happen.
We have some groundwork that is being done as we speak.
We have the electrician, so the main cabling needs to be done.
The main structure needs to go up, so it's all go, go, go.
-Tons to do. Let's get cracking, shall we?
-Yeah, let's go!
-What do you think, Cammy? Do you know what it is?
That's one of the giant bubbles,
which is actually going to be one of your windows for your den.
How do you like the colours?
They're really, really nice. I like them.
Morning, mate. It's all going on, isn't it?
Everyone is hard at work and it's not even 10 o'clock in the morning.
Right, now we need to paint this up. Are you up for it?
-How's your painting skills?
-Erm... They're all right.
-We'll find out, won't we?
Right, you do that end, I'll do this end. Let's go.
After a bit of painting, Cammy gets to see one of
the biggest features of his den.
This is like a bouncy wall pod that's going to go inside your den.
You like the fabric?
-Come feel it.
It's quite nice and soft, isn't it?
Go on, put your face on it, Cammy.
Lauren, right, enough with the stroking.
-There is lots to do.
With the build bubbling away nicely,
there's one very important accessory that needs to be fitted.
Maral, the first feature of the den is up.
-What's all this about?
So, this is a swing seat that Cammy is going to hopefully use,
and it helps him with sensory integration.
That helps him relax and focus.
-Can I have a little go?
-Go for it.
Hopefully it should carry the weight.
If I can get my bottom upon it.
Here we go.
Yeah, I'm in! Ooh! Do you know what?
I thought I might be too heavy for it,
but this is keeping me up, isn't it?
-That is the idea, cos we don't want Cammy falling down.
-So, how does it work?
-So, actually, we have had to add further strength
to the ceiling joists that actually run along this area
above the hammock.
We've actually had to add a steel plate
and further nuts and bolts to carry the weight of Cammy and yourself.
I've got a model here,
so this is where the hammock is potentially sitting,
and if it was just the single joist, it would add too much
stress on that joist once Cammy is actually sat in the hammock,
and it could easily snap.
Cammy's hammock is fitted to the ceiling with a steel plate
and a large threaded nut and bolt.
It's fixed across more than one joist to make it secure.
When someone sits on the hammock,
the weight is spread across the ceiling joists and down the walls.
This balanced spread of the weight means the hammock is suitable for
children and adults.
-Well, I'm going to stay in here.
-So, if you wouldn't mind cracking on with work...
-Just enjoy, then.
-See you later.
LAUGHING: Oh, no!
As day one draws to a close,
Maral is feeling very confident about the den's progress so far.
Today has been so busy. We've had all sorts going on.
Lots of people working on top of each other.
It's been great having Cammy involved
throughout the day, with lots of different aspects of the work.
I think it's gone really well. I'm really enjoying it.
It is hard work and I can't wait to see what we build tomorrow.
It's day two of the build in Hampshire, and the Dengineers are
wasting no time, as there's still plenty to be done.
Going down on your edge.
The first big job of the day is getting the massive bouncy pod
into the den...
..and it's a pretty tight squeeze.
-Where is it now? Perfectly...?
-Get in there!
And Maral gets hands-on with the flooring for the pod,
which also needs to be as bouncy as the walls are.
-Got a bit of a jigsaw...
-Let's start with the biggest piece.
Number three goes there.
Here's number four just under you.
We've got a 5A, 5B...
What is this floor?
Cammy really wanted a floor that was bouncy, so this,
along with the top layer of foam that we've already cut out,
is going to give him a really squidgy and soft bouncy floor.
-Lovely soft space.
-I might have a kip in a minute.
No, there's too much to do, David. Come on, number six.
With the last piece of the jigsaw in place,
it's time for a quick test bounce.
While Maral and David bounce around,
I catch up with Mum and Dad to find out why having a space of his own
is so important for Cammy.
I just wanted to grab you and ask you about Cammy,
and what sort of lad he is.
He is an absolutely amazing boy.
He is so kind, so loving...
He just has a few struggles that just make his life
-a little bit harder than other people's.
What is the condition called again?
Sensory processing disorder, that's what it is.
Right, and what does that mean?
It can affect him in lots of different ways.
Certain sounds, certain smells, certain noises
-can just cause him anxiety...
..and cause him to get stressed out or get cross if he can't handle it.
So with that condition, when it does get a bit loud or a bit busy,
where does he go to sort of get away from it all?
Cammy tries really hard to just adjust himself
to the situation to start with.
Sometimes he pops out the front and he goes and sits up a tree.
He's just searching for somewhere that he can just be by himself,
just for a bit of peace and calm,
but, you know, in our house that can be tricky to find sometimes.
And what do you think having the den is going to mean to him?
It's going to be amazing, actually having somewhere to go,
to get away when he needs to,
where he can just shut the door and go and chill out.
Back at the den, the team having been working flat-out to make sure
this build doesn't fall behind.
Shelves have been made,
the flooring has been laid,
and even the electrics are completed.
There is no stopping these guys!
Another major job for the day is placing all of the domes
on the outside of the den, to give the bubble wall effect.
-How's it going, guys?
-Good. Solid on there, now.
Good. That's what we like to hear.
Where do you think they should go, Cammy?
-I think that one is quite nice.
Maybe a bit lower, as well?
-Yeah, that would be quite nice, wouldn't it?
It looks like everything's going to plan...
LOUD SNAP MAN: Aaargh!
I heard that, guys. What was that snap?
Nothing, Maral. That was absolutely nothing.
I left you guys for two minutes, two minutes unsupervised.
That was a flat surface going against the curve.
-How are you going to fix it?
-Solutions, guys? Solutions?
Well, I've just gone and blown my own bubble.
Lee! That's not very funny.
I heard a cracking noise, but luckily it wasn't too bad,
so we have managed to glue it back on and we can mask it off,
so it won't be too visible and too bad.
It's been another very busy day for the Dengineers
and, despite a couple of hiccups, the team is well on track.
I'm really liking what I'm seeing, and all of Maral's ideas have come
together really nicely, and it's looking really cool inside.
Let's hope there are no more accidents tomorrow.
Day three has arrived and it's back to business for the Dengineers.
Maral and the team are off to a flying start
and it looks like it's going to be another busy day.
How do you like the colours in your den?
I really love all of the colours,
especially the turquoise on the roof.
-Are they your favourite colours?
-Yeah, definitely - greens and blues.
One thing I love doing is swimming and being near the ocean,
and when I swim, I just feel really calm,
and so these colours, for me, kind of have a calming effect.
Another job Maral needs Cammy's help with is the upcycle,
and she's got a great idea, using part of the old demolished shed.
Cammy, do you remember your old shed?
-Do you recognise this?
-Is it part of it?
-Yeah, this is part of your old shed that
we are going to re-use for an upcycle.
We are going to make a "no entry" sign from this old piece of wood.
The first thing to do is paint it white.
Once it's dry, it's time to spray-paint over the stencils.
So, let's put some goggles and our masks on. Go for it.
That's all right. I think, as an overall, it looks good,
and I will just tidy those edges up later, when it's dry.
With half the sign complete, Maral and Cammy finish off the rest.
Ah, I am very pleased with that. Are you happy?
-Nice colour choices. Well done. High-five. Yay!
Cammy has done a brilliant job with the "no entry" sign,
and the next time he'll see it, it'll be on his den.
From now on, Cammy won't see the den until the big reveal tomorrow.
Cammy, thank you so much for all your help in the past few days.
You've been great, so thank you.
But I would like to keep a couple of the surprises for the reveal
so, if you don't mind to not see the den, OK?
-For now, bye!
While the rest of the team crack on,
I've got a treetop treat for Cammy that will excite our senses.
Cammy, I've brought you to this aerial adventure park
because you're a bit fearless, aren't you?
-What do you like about stuff like this?
I absolutely love the feeling of the wind coming and rushing
and hitting you in the face,
and also it just kind of gives me,
-like, an escape from my worries.
-Shall we go and have a look?
-Yeah. Let's do this.
-Let's do it. Come on.
-Hold the three straps at the front.
-Keep pulling up on that for me.
So, the first thing you'll find is two safety lines like this.
Before we can tackle the course, we're given some intensive training,
and Matt, our guide for the day, takes us through a practice run.
Back on to that bit...
He's not bothered by this at all.
So, is this meant to be fun?
-It's supposed to be.
Now it's time for the real thing. Here's our first challenge.
This is terrifying. I hate stuff like this.
Don't look down.
Absolutely not bothered.
-Yeah, he doesn't mind, does he?
-Not bothered at all.
It's so weird and bouncy.
Are you all right, mate?
-That's good, man.
-You're not, though.
But there's no turning back now!
Oh, there's a lot of give in that, innit?
-This is fine. Absolutely fine.
The next obstacle we have to face is the swinging rope ladder.
First time I've seen you struggle a bit, Cammy. You're doing well.
It's not easy, is it?
Then it's my turn to get across.
You can use your leg muscles to pull them back in.
I haven't really got any leg muscles.
It's a struggle, but I get to the other side eventually.
Oh, I loved that one! That was really good.
And it's time to face our first zip wire.
So when we come down here,
we're going to be landing at about 16mph, OK?
It's about twice as fast as a chicken runs.
As Cammy's pretty fearless, he's off first.
Nice crash landing, Cammy. Let's see what I can do.
Twice as fast as a chicken.
I think I'm finally getting the hang of this.
It's a quick chicken.
Our next challenge is the Tarzan swing...
..and Cammy's loving it again,
but I'm not so sure.
-I don't like it.
-You don't like it? OK.
Don't think about it, just hold on with both hands.
But inevitably I have to launch myself off...
Oh, oh, oh!
Oh, no, that's horrible!
And finally it was time to face the big one.
OK, guys, this is the ultimate challenge.
This is a 126m zip wire.
Are you both brave enough for this?
I am, but I don't think Joe is.
-Are you sure?
-I'll give it a go.
-Cool, right, let's go this way, then.
Matt shows us how it's done.
It's a long way down...
-Are you scared?
-Yeah. Are you?
-Are you not?
No, I just want to go.
-Are you clipped on?
Yeah, get in. See you down there, mate.
Whoo! Yeah! Whoo!
I nailed it! Yes!
He did very well. I don't want to go down it.
I'm only OK with this because I know there's a sandwich at the end of it.
Oh! Oh! Oh, no.
I don't like it.
Stop! I don't like it.
I don't like it.
-How was it?
This last one is really long, but you get so fast...
..the feeling's amazing and you feel like you're flying.
It's been really fun and I've really enjoyed it.
Thank you so much for today, Matt.
No worries. How did you find it?
-It's been really good. I've enjoyed it, yeah.
Is there a zip wire to the car park?
No, unfortunately not, but we could put one in.
-All right, think about it for next time.
-Cool, yeah, no worries.
-Well, for now...
-See you next time.
He's got a lovely beard, hasn't he? It's full!
Back at the build, the Dengineers have been making brilliant progress,
racing ahead to get to the finish line.
I am very pleased with this.
Hopefully Cammy will get to sit here and just look up at the blue sky.
Yep, and the good thing is it'll never be raining!
It won't be in here.
We've had a really successful day today,
and we have achieved lots, but there are little bits
that need to be finished off tomorrow.
I really hope that Cammy will really like it.
It's the day of the big reveal, and Maral is making sure that this den
is absolutely spotless.
It needs to be 100% perfect for Cammy.
This is looking amazing!
It's pretty cool, isn't it!?
-It's gone up, hasn't it? It looks awesome.
-What needs doing this morning?
-Lots of dressing.
So, I need your help to get all of these organized and into the den.
-So, grab the blue, purple and the green and follow me in.
With one final push, Cammy's den is complete,
and just in time, by the looks of it, as the crowd's gathering.
Erm... No peeking, Cammy!
This space used to have an old rusty shed storing the family junk.
But Maral and the Dengineers team have transformed it into a calm and
relaxing space to suit all of Cammy's needs.
Everybody, are you ready to see the den?
Let's do this, then.
-Three, two, one!
What do you think about that, Cammy?
-It's so awesome.
-Better than a shed, isn't it?
But we have retained a little bit of the shed,
because down here you can see your upcycle,
so that everybody knows whose den it is.
Whose den is it, everybody?
-It's Cammy's den.
What's the first thing that sort of grabs your attention?
Definitely all these bubbles on the outside wall.
They're just so amazing and I love them.
Using Cammy's love of bubbles and his favourite colours,
Maral has given the den a unique appearance,
and on the inside, it gets even better.
What do you think?
It is so cool!
Do you love it?
I absolutely love it, yeah.
So this... Come on, you've got to have a go.
Jump in, jump in. One, two, three, huh!
-In... Oh, yeah! That was good.
It's like being in a kangaroo's pouch.
-Do you love it?
Cammy, I love this.
It's like a wall of bubbles, and the lights change colour as well.
-And, Cammy, look, we've got these sensory floor tiles, look.
-And this is good, isn't it?
-I didn't realise that. Yeah.
-Aren't they wicked?
-Oh, I love it, I love it, I love it.
And as well as plenty of space for Cammy to relax in,
there's storage for all of his sensory toys,
and cool accessories that will help to distract him from his worries.
But the biggest surprise is still to come.
There's a picture of the sky up...
-Ha! How cool is that?
-Can we come in?
-Can we come and bounce?
-Ooh! It is bouncy! This is wicked!
Oh, I love it!
The past four days have been absolutely unforgettable.
I've loved the experience working with the Dengineers.
It's just been amazing.
That is so comfy.
This den is going benefit me hugely
because, if I feel stressed or upset,
I've got the most amazing place to come and chill out in.
Shall we let mum and dad in quickly now?
Mum, Dad, come and have a look!
Come in, come in! We'll scoot out of your way.
You guys have a brilliant look around. Enjoy!
-Get stuck in, go on, go on...
This den is more amazing than I could ever have imagined.
The Dengineers have given him a large space full of amazing tools
that he can use, and just a happy place that he can call his own.
-Hi, Mum and Dad.
What do you think of Cammy's den?
Thank you so much, Maral.
Like, I just...
I imagined something but this is ten times better.
Ah, I'm so pleased to hear that.
Looks like the Sensory Den is a hit on the senses here in Hampshire,
which means there's just last one thing left to do...
ALL: This den is done!