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Going beyond the pictures, these videos can give you an insight into what it's like at a timber frame home raising or the details of our high performance enclosure process. You can also take a fly-through of some work happening in the design team's sketchbooks. If you're looking for some of our older work, check out our YouTube channel and casual in-the-moment clips are often found on our Instagram.

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Timber Frame Home Raising Videos from New Energy Works

Timber Frame homes and buildings are our history and what we're known for. Whether partnering with an architect or builder to make the frame and enclosure of their clients' space a reality or cutting one of our own designs — raising day is something special. The flying timbers, the orchestration of assembly, the craftsmen on the frame, the clients on the ground, and the pine bough at the end. Here's a sneak preview of a few of our favorites, including some good ole' fashioned hand raisings, to give you a raising day experience.

Ithaca Timber Frame Raising


Winter weather doesn't hold back raising day. In fact, our crews are pretty used to Western New York snow and know how to bring a smile and a smooth assembly to a near zero degree day.




The French Wallace Pavillion Hand Raising


New Energy Works hand raises a timber frame pavilion for a family in Portland, Oregon. Hand raising, though not the norm today, are some of our favorites for the sense of community they bring to the creation of building. Many hands and sweat replace cranes, and people become intimate with the timbers as the building comes together.

Video by Design Build Cinema.




Sisters, OR Raising


Time lapse of a timber frame home for clients in Sisters, Oregon in the summer of 2022.




Mount Angel Abbey’s Benedictine Brewery


Community hand raising of the Mount Angel Abbey’s Benedictine Brewery in Oregon. This modest timber frame designed by Henry Fitzgibbon of Soderstrom Architects and New Energy Works, will house the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition of brewing artisanal beer, in this case Benedictine Brewery Black Habit, Farmhouse Ale, and other traditionally brewed favorites.




Timber Frame Bough Ceremony


At the end of many of our timber frame raisings, we will place a pine bough at the tip-top of the frame, as part of a classic timber frame ceremony. Jonathan Orpin, founder & president, takes us through the tradition at this private barn raising in Oregon.




Tom & Linny's Scissor Truss Barn


New Energy Works Timber Framers are excited to have raised a new project for past clients Tom and Linny. We crafted a timber frame barn/garage adjacent to their home in the Finger Lakes Region of New York state. The white pine timbers span 26' under several scissor trusses. (Linny shared her talents with us, bringing color to the initial design drawing.)




Timber Frame Roof Raising in Connecticut


Max of Maxwell Associates snagged Mike G, our timber frame foreman and master timber framer, for a few words on a custom timber frame roof system Mike and team raised in Connecticut. Our thanks to both Maxwell Associates and Shope Reno Wharton for including us on this timber frame barn project.




Fly-through videos of timber frame homes from our sketchbooks at New Energy Works


Take a peek inside New Energy Works design team's sketchbooks with fly-throughs and pans of timber frame homes that are in-progress. See something that inspires the vision for your project? Call us. All of our design work is custom, but seeing something you like is a great place to start a conversation.



Modern Lakeside Timber Frame Home

Take a journey through a New Energy Works design + build modern timber frame home. High performance enclosure system through our HPEz service, custom woodworking from NEWwoodworks, and reclaimed/sustainable wood flooring, paneling, and siding from Pioneer Millworks.




Timber Frame Home & Barn in Central, NY


Read more about this single level timber frame home and barn project for a central NY couple on The Beetle Blog.



Timber Frame Home in Pennslyvania

Take a quick peek at this timber frame home by New Energy Works in PA.





Videos of New Energy Works High Performance Enclosures


High-Performance Enclosures by New Energy Works, NY

Come into the HPEz shop, where we make our off-site high-performance enclosures. One of the best ways to reduce the energy of a space is special consideration to the planning, materials, and construction of the building envelope. Our pre-panelized wall and roof systems are customizable to each project. Using semi-automated tooling, good old-fashioned experience and know-how, welcome to High Performance Made Easier™ (we’re calling it HPEz). This is the latest evolution of our Matrix Wall™ which we have designed and crafted in the USA with the planet in mind for over 15 years.




Videos from New Energy Works Historyc


Ribbon Cutting is Timber Cutting Where We Come From

Founder & President, Jonathan Orpin cuts the "Ribbon" of New York State's first complete CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) and Heavy Timber building. This 21,000 Square Foot facility is housing our fine woodworking division, NEWwoodworks.




Ribbon Cutting Day for our CLT and Heavy Timber Woodworking Shop

Follow the progression from the collapse of the previous building that housed our fine woodworking division, NEWwoodworks, through the raising and "ribbon" cutting of the new CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) building.




New Energy Works on WXXI Mid 1980s


Yep, we've been cutting and raising timber frames for a long time. Take a step back with us to the mid 80's when we were younger and video was less sophisticated, but the frames were still beautiful.