John Robson Metals Ltd has been at the forefront of controlled dismantling and demolition of HV Substations for almost 50 years

Read More

John Robson Metals Ltd

John Robson Metals Ltd has been at the forefront of safe dismantling and demolition in the Electrical Supply Industry for almost 50 years.

We specialise in High Voltage Substation dismantling and demolition and all associated works including, but not exclusive to: transformer disposal, transformer oil disposal, high voltage equipment disposal, cable de-oiling, cable services, asbestos, PCB and SF6 gas recovery, disposal and decontamination and environmental clean-up.

Our operations site is fully licensed with the Environment Agency to receive all redundant equipment and waste likely to be encountered in the demolition/dismantling work. Whenever possible these unwanted goods are recycled, the use of this recycled material by industry helps to preserve the Worlds resources.

From a single distribution transformer or a selected item which needs to be surgically removed, to the complete demolition of the largest substation, we are the experts.

We have the resources, trained personnel, equipment and invaluable experience to do the job, safely and efficiently, anywhere in the UK. This includes work alongside live circuits with the proper controls to ensure complete safety.

If there’s dismantling and demolition to be done in a Substation or a Power Station our service is complete, from hazard identification, risk assessment and method statements to final disposal and reclamation of the site. We pride ourselves on  leaving the site how you want it.

Plant Equipment

All our plant equipment is independently examined by Bureau Veritas from which we provide all our clients with the necessary LOLER certificates. All lifting attachments and equipment is inspected and tested by one of our own LOLER accredited examiners. Each individual piece of equipment is inspected on a regular basis and issued with a LOLER […]

Read More

Jacking & Skating Equipment

Jacking & Skating Equipment has been developed over many years and as our knowledge has grown with moving heavy loads, so has our innovation in the equipment we operate. This has given us the ability to jack and skate heavy loads up to 200 Tonnes. This procedure enables us to position redundant equipment into a […]

Read More

Dismantling & Demolition

We use our knowledge, experience, skills and extensive specialised equipment to safely and efficiently dismantle and remove heavy electrical units, transformers, switchgear, generators from indoor and open air Substations including all sizes, all voltages and all locations in the British Isles.

Read More


At John Robson Metals Ltd we are committed to ensuring our work is as ecologically aware as possible without compromising the efficiency and effectiveness of our work. The company and its employees are committed to looking after the environment.

Read More

Complementary Services

The complementary services we provide complement the overall service of demolition and dismantling within the High Voltage Environment. The services provided below are all performed to a high standard. Full risk assessment & method statements are provided on request.

Read More

Our People. Our staff.

The directors of John Robson Metals Limited recognise that our our most important resource and asset is all of our staff. Their development, commitment and interest in the company and the pride and attitude to their work and use of other resources enable our company to carry out the most difficult of work safely and efficiently.

Read More