The Home of Annick and Barrington Brennen

Sweet Refuge

A place of rest and happiness for the Brennens

49 Hampshire Street

Last Update: September 20, 2013

 

Our Home

Construction of Our Home

 

Note:  The house was not made with concrete blocks.  It is a "hurricane proof house" made from ICF - Insulated Concrete Forms (Polysteel) which means that all of the exterior walls are solid concrete and steel poured between the ICF forms.   This product is designed to last 1200 year.

 

We moved into our home on Thursday, July 22, 2010, just after getting the occupancy certificate. 

The interior was complete (99%) but the exterior had more work to be done and the front yard landscaping to be completed.

 

April 17,      July 7        August 10      August 16      October 6, 2009       Feb 4, 2011    The end

 

April 17, 2009

Photo Below: Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Photo Below: Friday, May 8, 2009, 5:45 P.M.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The panels arrived on July 3, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Below are the Polly Steel Panel (walls) being assembled and erected

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Pouring of the walls

 
 

Photos Below was Taken July 24, 2009

 

Photos Below was Taken August 2, 2009

Photos Below Were Taken on Monday, August 10, 2009

Photo Below Was Taken Thursday, August 13, 2009

Photo Below Was Taken Sunday, August 16, 2009

Below: September 7, 2009.  Windows being installed.  Fiberglass installation, electrical, plumbing, sheet rock.

Photos below were taken October 6, 2009

 

January 18, 2010: No work was done on the house for two months.   A new contractor will complete the house.

March, 2, 2010:  No work was done on the house for four months

A new contract to complete the house was signed by Duane Moxey (license contractor). 

The goal is to complete the house within six weeks.

Below: The house is at the same stage on March 3, 2010 as it was on October 6, 2009

Construction began April 17, 2009

We received occupancy certificate on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We paid for electricity on Thursday, July 8, 2010 after getting electrical approval that same day.

We moved in the house July 22, 2010 with no electricity.  This is fifteen months from the first day construction began (460 days).  However, the outside of the home was not yet completed when we moved in.  The outside walls were not completed with bonded seal.

Electricity was turned on July 28, 2010.

Cable Bahamas television turned on August 30, 2010

Cable Bahamas Internet turned on August 31, 2010

Telephone was turned on August 31, 2010

The completed house

Photos below were taken February 4, 2011

The last day of construction.

Photos taken February 19, 2011

Above photo taken February 19, 2011.  The day after the grass was placed down by Ian Albury (Grass not cut yet)

Grass not cut yet

Our first vegetable garden.  April 8, 2011.  Broccoli, tomatoes, cucumber, collard greens, beans

The grass was cut for the fist time on Monday, April 11, 2011, between 6 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.

Our first batch of tomatoes (April 8, 2011)

The first tomato (above) was picked on Thursday, April 21, 2011 by Annick.  It was used in breakfast the following morning.

 

elow taken November 24, 2010 to January 2011

This is when the new contractor to complete and redo the outside did his work