What we do

Cousins Group has a full range of painting & decorating skills to meet all requirements from high quality commercial decorating to fine detailing, and the hanging of bespoke wall coverings and fabrics. Our staff are experienced at all methods of applying paint finishes, including spraying, and more traditional methods such as scumbling, marbling and graining.


Cousins Group has a commitment to deliver work of the highest quality through its companies Cousins Ltd and Campbell Smith & Co.

Health & Safety

Cousins Group is committed to safeguarding the Health & Safety of all employees and members of the public, and complies with the requirements of all applicable legislation, when operating either as Principal Contractor or as a Specialist Supply Chain Partner.


Cousins has a rich and interesting heritage, with a selection of awards won over the years!


Cousins Group has a commitment to take active measures to promote a sustainable approach to all areas of our operations, including Environmental Economic and Social aspects. Cousins has developed specific policies for each of these aspects as sub-polices of our overarching Sustainability Policy, in order to ensure that each is given due attention in the planning and preparation of our processes and procedures.

Our history


Robert Cousins together with his father, Ernest, formed the company as ‘E. C. Cousins & Son ltd., painting, mainly on new housing projects, working from a shed in Ernest’s back garden.


Won our first major painting project in central London – Westminster Tower, an eleven storey building in Lambeth.


Started work on The Kingsbury Project at Windsor Castle, carrying the redecoration work following a comprehensive rewiring programme. It grew into a £1 Million project for Cousins ltd.


The Windsor Castle Fire! We were on site with 19 operatives in the Brunswick Tower. We helped, alongside others, and were commended for our part in saving valuable artifacts from destruction.


Commenced on major painting projects in Whitehall including Horseguards, The Foreign and commonwealth office, Palace of Westminster & other important government buildings, which continued for 7 years.


Were re-engaged at Windsor castle to carry out the major part of the decoration works following the fire.


Founding member of the Dulux Contractor partnership scheme.


We opened our first London office.


Campbell Smith & Co was added to the Cousins Group.


Secured the first 3 year Remedial Works Contractor framework with NHBC.


We opened our Chichester office.