Who We Are

Louise and Kevin are a team, strengthened by their complimentary skills and shared commitment to doing the best for their clients.


Together Kevin and Louise have the combined skills necessary to define the problem then develop and deliver the right solution for your company. 

Kevin Brunton (Technical Director)

NZ Certificate of Building, NZ Certificate of Architectural Draughting

Kevin has a solid background in building, cabinet making, architectural draughting and has owned and operated a kitchen manufacturing business and construction company. This experience was put to good use in his roles as contracts manager and building control officer.

His practical, problem solving mindset and ability to exercise judgment without compromising building quality meant that he has often been called upon by outside sources to negotiate difficult building regulatory problems.

As Technical Director at the Building Business, Kevin is able to draw on his wide experience to provide the best solution for our clients.

Louise Swann (Managing Director)

MBA (Victoria), BHSc (Otago), DipTchg (Christchurch), NZIBS Certificate in Weathertightness

Louise is an analyst with a science background, who has expertise in policy work and science education. For the last decade she has worked in building regulation in central and local government, and the private sector, this has enabled her to develop a comprehensive knowledge and unique set of skills.

Prior to establishing The Building Business Louise’s work included providing training on the Building Act, resolution of leaky building claims, economic assessment of the cost of leaky buildings, determinations writer and policy development.