What are Stick Built, Site Built, or Conventional Homes?


Homes constructed at the home site as opposed to in a factory. These homes are built to state and local building codes, and are build on a permanent foundation. This is the method used by home builders all across the country. There are approximately 10 phases of construction  all of which take place at the home site. Here is an outline of conventional home or site built home construction:

  1. Excavation
  2. Foundation(slab, basement or Crawlspace).
  3. Framing: The lumber is dropped at the home site and framers build the shell.
  4. Roofing: Workers install tarpaper and shingles.
  5. Rough Mechanics: (Rough Plumbing, heating. electric and insulation installed and stock drywall on the job site.)
  6. Drywall installation
  7. Finish( Finish Carpentry including cabinets/flooring/exterior concrete/interior paint/kitchen appliances/counter tops/plumbing fixtures)
  8. Finished Mechanics(finish plumbing/finish HVAC/Final Grade)
  9. Landscaping
  10. Final Stage(Final cleaning/Quality inspections/Homebuyer Walk-Through)