Partial Deck Remodel

West Champaign, IL A few posts and braces were added to help with the “bouncy” feel of the original deck, but the rest of the framing was able to remain in place during this partial deck remodel. The existing wood deck boards, railings, and wall claddings were replaced with composite materials.

A partial deck remodel project in West Champaign IL replacing wood deck boards, railings and wall claddings with composite materials.

Patio and Composite Deck Rebuild

Urbana, IL The owners loved the design of this original 1970’s deck, but the decking and framing was at the end of its natural life. The deck was rebuilt using ground-contact rated, treated lumber and premium grade, composite decking with hidden fasteners.

A deck rebuild using ground-contact rated, treated lumber and premium grade, composite decking with hidden fasteners.

Composite Deck with Benches

Champaign, IL Minimal shapes and clean lines define this back yard deck that allows the homeowners to enjoy the surrounding gardens.  Looking for something low-maintenance, the homeowners still wanted a material that retained the look of traditional cedar. The wood-grain texture and warm tones of this composite decking was the optimum stand in.

Low maintenance, composite deck with benches built by general contractor New Prairie Construction in Champaign, IL.

Cedar Screened in Porch

Urbana, IL The previous flat-roofed, view-blocking, metal prefab porch was no longer serving the homeowner of this Urbana residence. The smaller, industrial feeling structure was removed to make way for a roomier, gable-roofed, screened-in porch with cedar trim and cathedral ceiling, creating a warm and welcoming way to enjoy the garden.

Roomy gable roof screened-in porch remodel with cedar trim and cathedral ceiling.

Cedar Deck with Lattice Panels

Champaign, IL New cedar deck construction with custom lattice panels, stairs, and pergola blends the older part of the home with the newer addition.

New cedar deck construction with lattice, pergola, stairs, and rails.

Cedar Side Entrance Porch Remodel

Champaign, IL Cedar cladding and treated wood make this small side entrance porch beautiful and strong again. The joists and posts holding everything up were rotting, so sound new wood was spliced to the bottom of the old load-bearing posts, and the rest of the porch was removed and rebuilt. Copper caps topped off the […]

Finished porch remodel by general contractors in Champaign IL

Restored Victorian Porch

East Central Illinois New Prairie rebuilt this entire porch with columns and trim work that were recreated from old photographs and original pieces found on site. We also added some hidden modern amenities — the ceiling beadboard covers security and electrical wiring. Each column has 52 separate pieces of gingerbread trim that we fabricated, put […]

Historic Victorian porch restoration in East Central Illinois

Porches, Decks, & Pergolas

Updating or adding an outdoor living space can greatly increase the value of your home. Decks, porches, and pergolas provide transition from the inside of your house to your neighborhood. In the warm months, they contribute beautiful, private spaces for relaxing with friends and family, barbecuing, and enjoying the weather. Pergolas can have the added […]

General Contracto New Prairie Construction builds and renovates porches, decks, and pergolas in the Champaign Urbana area.