What We do
Preliminary designs are for the purpose of decision making and pricing out the cost of the home. All decisions that affect the overall layout and structure should be considered and decided on at this stage prior to the completion of the Construction Drawings.
Construction drawings are better known as blueprints or working drawings. These are the documents used for the construction and quotation of materials for the home. All the items included within the set of construction drawings are the minimum required to obtain a building permit. They are in 11×17 size format which is now the industry standard for residential construction.
I’m Krista Martens. I’m the principal owner/designer with Beyond Measure Design Inc. I grew up in small town Saskatchewan where I was drawn to art, music & construction from an early age. I followed this passion for design to SIAST Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw where I enrolled in the Architectural & Building Technology program. In 1999 I graduated & headed out into the home building industry where I have been working ever since.
In 2008 I took a leap & started Beyond Measure Design Inc. My desire was to create a residential design firm that took the time to listen to the client’s needs while developing a design to fit the individual. I love form & function and strive to make each design a home, not just a house.
When I’m not in front of my computer designing homes you’ll likely find me spending time with my husband Ryan & our daughter Haylee. We are an active family who loves being outdoors no matter the season!
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