Our Story

Are you looking for a builder that customises their service for your individual needs and guarantees an exceptional quality finish for your project? Craft Built Homes (CBH) could be the perfect fit for your building project.

CBH have been operating in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne for 6 years. Our most recent projects have been a large period renovation project in Ringwood, a new custom build in Donvale and a Small Retirement Village in Warrandyte.

Nathan and Josh from Craft Built Homes

Nathan and Josh the directors of CBH, both completed carpentry apprenticeships more or less straight out of school and have extensive experience in domestic carpentry, general building, design and project management.

The idea of starting up Craft Built Homes came as a result of Nathan and Josh working together for a builder that specialised in inner suburban, upmarket, architect designed extensions and renovations. They decided that starting their own business that delivered the same high quality of these projects on a scale and using materials that were more in line with cost expectations in their own local area would be a great opportunity.

Both Josh and Nathan love finding out how they can provide you with the best results possible for your individual needs – within your budget.


Nathan Croft

I’m Nathan the director and DB-U holder (building license) of Craft Built Homes. I am 46 years old and married with 2 children. I grew up in Warrandyte and my wife Meaghan is from East Doncaster. Our first home was in Warranwood, just 800m from our current home in Ringwood Nth.

I commenced my carpentry apprenticeship with Englehart Homes in 1991 and since qualifying in 1995, I have managed and run my own carpentry contracting business working as a site foreman/ leading hand on many high end, architect designed, inner suburban extensions and renovation. I studied my building qualification whilst running my carpentry business and obtained my building license in March 2013.

I’m passionate about construction and design and I really enjoy the creative aspects, particularly those involving innovative, custom designed projects. I’m fascinated by cutting edge building programs such as Grand Designs and Dream Build and I have a special interest in the types of projects featured on these shows and in home design books and magazines. When not building I’m a keen cricketer playing for Warrandyte and I have a passion for playing the guitar particularly rock, blues and jazz.

I’m a keen reader, I mostly read science and science fiction novels.

We get immense satisfaction from the large scope of a building project and driving to achieve a successful result through the experienced and timely decision making and problem-solving. We love the satisfaction of delivering a result that exceeds your expectations.
— Nathan Croft - Craft Built Homes

Josh Gordon

Hi I’m Josh I’m married with 2 young children and live in Croydon. I joined Craft Built Homes in 2015 as a director. My experience prior to joining CBH was in construction and site management on large architect designed extensions and renovations. I’m a detailed orientated person and am passionate about ensuring our projects are completed to the highest quality and finish. My main role at Craft Built Homes is as a Senior Site Foreman on our larger projects.

Outside work I love my football and have played at Box Hill, Croydon, Coldstream and Ringwood North, when it’s not football season you’ll likely find me trail bike riding.

Being a boutique sized company, we are very hands on and tailor the works on each project to meet your requirements. We are especially committed to giving you the top quality finish you desire.
— Josh Gordon - Craft Built Homes

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Call us on 0414 636 602 today.