Stick Built Conventional Homes: Stick building is a more common way of framing a home. Roofs, floor trusses and all framing is, in effect, created on site from individual pieces of lumber. Problems, when encountered, can be solved more easily with stick building. There is also a perception within the industry as well as in the public’s mind that sticks built homes have a higher degree of quality and the framing crews and carpenters that stick build homes in the field are more skilled than their ‘engineered’ counterparts. This is not always the case. Engineered lumber is simply lumber that is precut in batches at the factory level and delivered to the site for builders. Additionally, engineered lumber can also come pre-assembled into floor systems and/or roof trusses. Having trusses made on a factory floor to specific shapes and sizes and delivered to the job site, this can create a savings.