An estimator will discuss with you the style and size of deck or fence suitable for you. For a deck this will include the dimensions, material, railing style, style of stairs, and more. For a fence this will include type of material, type of post, style of section, height, and more.
A blueprint of the design is provided together with the price, and any revisions are made.
Once a design is finalized, the deck/fence is constructed. First the footings are poured. It is crucial that the footing are poured to a depth that is below the frost line, to prevent heaving and shifting in the deck/fence. Second the posts are set and the frame is constructed. For a deck the boards, railings, and stairs are built. For a fence the sections are built, and postcaps are set. A seal or stain may be applied if desired.