Stick built construction showing framing of a home.

What Is Stick-Built Construction?

Stick-built construction exemplifies a time-honored approach to home building that prioritizes craftsmanship, attention to detail, and flexibility.  Stick-built homes are built on-site, using a traditional wood-frame structure that is assembled piece by piece.

At American Heritage Homes, we deliver stick-built construction through our Designer and Simplified Collection floor plans.  Our stick-built construction process includes the following specifications unless otherwise specified on the floor plan design drawings:

  • Treated sill plates with sill sealer securely anchored to the poured wall.
    Framing and stick built construction image showing stair framing.
  • 2×10 / 2×12 dimensional floor joists (sized per plan).
  • 3/4″ OSB (Oriented Strand Board) structural panel tongue-and-groove subfloor meticulously glued and nailed to minimize squeaks.
  • 2×6 studs placed 16″ on center with double top plates, 3-ply headers, R-19 kraft faced fiberglass cavity insulation, 7/16″ OSB sheathing panels, and house wrap.
  • 2×4 garage wall studs at 16″ on center.
  • Aluminum wrap over 2×6 SPF sub-fascia providing full 12″ overhangs.
  • Shingled eave returns with gutter wrap.
  • Raised heel energy trusses sheathed with 7/16″ OSB with midspan clips.

What are the advantages of stick-built homes?

Stair framing showing stick built construction.

Stick-built homes offer several advantages, including quality and flexibility. Since the homes are built on-site with individual pieces such as 2x4s, 2x6s, and OSB, builders can easily address any issues that may arise during construction. This process is similar to composing a symphony, where each note is carefully adjusted to achieve harmony. Stick-built construction allows for meticulous adjustments to ensure a quality-built home. Moreover, stick-built homes allow homebuyers to participate in the construction progress at every stage, facilitating open communication with the construction team and ensuring customer satisfaction.

At American Heritage Homes, we are committed to delivering homes of exceptional quality and providing our customers with a seamless construction experience.  With our Designer and Simplified Floor Plan Collections, we ensure that each home is built to the highest standards, allowing homeowners to enjoy the beauty and durability of their new home and the peace of mind that comes with knowing they have been involved in every step of the process.  Let us build your dream home together, where quality meets craftsmanship, and your vision becomes reality. Contact us today!