What are Division 10 Specialties?

When planning a construction project, whether you’re remodeling an office building or having something built from scratch, you may find the term “Division 10 Specialties” in the offerings from contractors. If you come across that term, you might wonder what Division 10 Specialties are. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about Division 10 Specialties!

What are Division 10 Specialties?

Division 10 Specialties covers the specialty materials and products for construction projects. These products do not fall under standard divisions like drywall, plaster, or painting. The materials are crucial to adding the finishing touches to a project, and they contain many different materials, including:

  • Restroom Partitions: The cubicles in public restrooms
  • Restroom Accessories: These include sinks, toilets, toilet paper dispensers, soap dispensers, trash bins, sanitary product vendors, shower doors, grab bars, and hand dryers.
  • Visual Displays: Includes whiteboards, bulletin boards, and tack boards
  • Lockers: These are for gyms, hospitals, schools, and more.
  • Wall and Corner Protection: Includes impact-resistant wall coverings, corner guards, and handrails
  • Window Shades and Blinds: Includes interior and exterior blinds, both manual and motorized
  • Fire Protection: Includes fire extinguishers, fireproof cabinets and blankets, Knox Boxes, and other fire protection accessories
  • Temporary Walls: Temporary walls can help mark off construction zones in one part of a building while the rest is still operated.
  • ADA Signage: ADA signs are now required by the building code

This might seem like a random assortment of products, but everything covered in Division 10 Specialties is essential to completing a construction project. It’s essentially the miscellaneous equipment that does not fall into any other category.

Why are these products in their own division?

It’s important to have standardization in the construction industry to simplify projects. Putting all of these products into a single category — Division 10 —helps keep everything consistent for the teams working on various projects and reduces confusion when teams plan and communicate about projects. Since everything is in Division 10 on its own, it can help make it easier for contractors, engineers, and architects to plan projects, improve communication, and help reduce errors.

Why are Division 10 products so important?

Division 10 offers a range of specialized products vital for completing a building’s interior and exterior post-primary construction.

The restroom in your commercial building holds significant sway over your business’s success. Surprisingly, a 2019 study found that 52 percent of consumers are willing to spend more at businesses with clean restrooms, while 64 percent choose establishments based on restroom cleanliness. Investing in a well-designed restroom with high-quality accessories can boost overall business performance.

In addition to restrooms, Division 10 covers ADA accommodations and signage—crucial elements for any business.

Fire protection equipment is another key category within Division 10, ensuring the safety of everyone in your commercial building. Magnum’s Division 10 Specialties offer a variety of essential fire protection equipment, including fire extinguishers, fireproof cabinets and blankets, Knox Boxes, and other safety accessories.

Let’s Furnish Your Building Together

Whether you’re simply redesigning the restroom in your commercial building or in need of additional construction services, along with Division 10 Specialties to add the perfect finishing touch, Magnum Drywall has you covered. Contact Magnum Drywall today, and we can start planning your building!