Once the mainstay of the timber frame industry, stick build is a term that describes structures that are constructed onsite from individual timber elements, usually by joiners using traditional methods and hand tools. However, this approach to timber frame does not carry any recognised industry certification or quality assurances, so you may find it hard to secure site insurance or structural warranties easily or affordably. If you are considering a stick build approach, we would advise that you consult building control, together with your lenders and insurers, to gain their approval before work commences.