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Books in the Nettlefold Library

This is just a small sample of the books that are available in the Nettlefold Library. Search the catalogue to find more.

National Constructions Code interactive house

National Constuction Code interactive house 
Explore the interactive house to discover the relevant building standards.

Books in the Nettlefold Library

Browsing the following sections in the Nettlefold Library will enable you to find books on the following topics:

720 - Architecture
728 - Residential and related buildings

Newspapers, magazines and journal articles

Provides access to some magazines relating to Housing and Design, including Houses, House & home worker and House Beautiful and Architecuture Australia. Unfortunately, images aren't available for articles retrieved from this database.

Overdrive/Libby Magazine collection (Libraries Tasmania)
Access a range of popular magazines available through the State Library of Tasmania. Magazines can either be read online or downloaded to a device for offline reading. Access periodicals such as Grand designs Australia, Architecture Australia, and Home design. You need to be a member of Libraries Tasmania to access these magazines.

Print magazines
Architectual product news is available from the Hutchins Design and Technology department
Architecture Australia is available from the Nettlefold Library

Online videos

Access videos such as Grand design from either of these databases.

Social media

Search and save design ideas. An app is available for mobile devices.

Focusing on sustainable design, this blog covers innovations in technology, practices and materials used in architecture and house design.

Top 10 Australian Green and Sustainable Living Blogs
Provides an annotated list of blogs that discuss different aspects of sustainable design.