Rural Urbana, IL This beautiful timber frame solar pergola is an addition to two roof-mounted solar arrays and was built in conjunction with a lakefront deck installation. Bifacial solar panels create the perfect space for watching sunsets over the lake.
Urbana, IL This 3kW solar pergola addition to a roof-mounted system creates a shaded pool cabana for the swimming pool patio. The pergola is timber-framed in Douglas Fir for beauty and longevity.
Champaign, IL This beautiful timber-framed solar pergola over the back patio with 7.2kW solar system utilizes clear bi-facial panels to create a shaded space for entertaining and leisure.
Urbana, IL New Prairie Solar built this 3.6kW timber frame solar pergola in addition to a rooftop solar installation.
Sidell, IL This 1850’s barn is believed to predate the Victorian Italianate house on this family homestead by about 20 years. New Prairie Construction partnered with Trillium Dell Timberworks to replace the original brick foundation and repair the original timbers. Protected by a new standing seam metal roof and board and batten siding, the restored […]
Champaign, IL A purist’s approach is not always the best fit for a project. Timber framing and modern framing methods were combined to create a unique, hybrid solution to this barn restoration. Timbers, gable vents, floor boards, and siding were replaced, and a new stairwell and guard rails were constructed. And what’s behind the moon […]
Paxton, IL This timber framing workshop hosted by Long Creek Timber Framers is just one of the continuing education opportunities available to our team. Courses in traditional lime plaster, historic lime mortars, window restoration, and unique workshops offered during the annual Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, allow our carpenters to explore their interests and bring their […]
Rather than using pre-milled lumber, timber framing involves milling logs and trees into squared-off and carefully fitted timbers, and joining them with large wooden pegs. Restoration of barns and construction of new, solar pergolas are a few ways that we have participated in this long standing, architectural tradition.