Founded by Andrew Firebrace in 1979, we quickly built a reputation for reliable structural design.

Initially working on home build and improvement projects, our practice focused on cost-effective solutions and prioritised the practical considerations that keep a project running smoothly. These have remained pillars of our pragmatic approach today.

A growing regional influence.

The business has grown steadily over time and became a limited company in 2005. There are currently three directors, each with a wide experience of diverse projects. Supported by a skilled team of 20 technical and administration staff, we have developed extensive links across the region, today completing more than 700 jobs annually.

Our civil engineering team has expanded recently to provide additional services such as Flood Risk Assessments, drainage strategies and detailed SUDS drainage design.

Our core commitments.

  • We are reliable, applying specialist expertise to your unique project
  • We are practical, designing with simplicity, resilience and longevity in mind
  • We communicate in a transparent and consistent manner
  • We add value through economical solutions that consider environmental impact
  • We work with a collaborative approach to ensure success

Develop a career with us.

We are a thriving regional business, sustaining a committed team across two locations; Cambridge and Bury St. Edmunds. We offer a dynamic and flexible, face-to-face work environment that promotes collaboration and personal development.

Working at AFP promises a diverse range of projects. Our experienced team is well placed to support your career progression, through to chartership and beyond.

We know that we are only as strong as the team that we build. We are always interested to hear from technically proficient, talented and personable individuals, interested in flourishing in this progressive environment.

If you would like to get in touch, submit your details and a recent CV to

Cambridge: 01223 811572

Bury St Edmunds: 01284 750492