Hi all. I’m in the process of boarding my loft using loft legs (175mm). When I get to the loft hatch I’m weighing up my options. The current ladder is attached to the side of the hatch, and lays onto the hatch itself. I will need to essentially raise the ladder fixing point to the height of the boards. I'm not keen on attaching to the new loft panels as they’re only chipboard, so toying with the idea of using 7x2 timbers all around the hatch to raise to the same height as the loft legs have done. How would I go about connecting the new timber to the joists below? I don’t have a nail gun, but was toying with the idea of using some longish screws (80mm) and going in at an angle close to the bottom, opposite each other at half a dozen points along each section. Or, get myself some 225mm screws and go straight down from top to bottom. Im very much a novice on the DIY scene, in my first house and learning all the time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.