Casement Windows are one of if not the most popular choice for replacement windows. They are fitted to hundreds of thousands of homes up and down the country. Many people are often left confused when they are faced with the acronyms FCL & FCR, these are not something to be worried, read on to find out more.

One question that gets asked all the time is what is the difference between FCL & FCR. The direction that a casement window opens is referred to the handing. The FC stands for ‘From the Curb’ this means that when you’re looking at the window from the outside of a property an FCL will have the hinges on the left and a FCR will have the hinges on the right.

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FCL

FCL simply refers to a left handed window with the locking mechanism located on the right hand side. To check if your casement windows are FCL simply open the window and view it from the outside if the hinges are connected on the left hand side your window is FCL.

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FCR

FCR simply refers to a right handed window with the locking mechanism located on the left hand side. To check if your casement windows are FCR simply open the window and view it from the outside if the hinges are connected on the right hand side your window is FCR.

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