The National hive is the most widely used hive in the UK and is available in several options, you may decide you require a larger brood area than a standard brood chamber offers, you will then require a 14 x 12 brood chamber or possibly an open mesh floor instead of a solid floor, there is also the option of an 8" deep roof, hive stand or gabled roof to make your National hive to look more like a WBC.
The WBC hive is the one most children would draw when asked to draw a bee hive, there is an outer skin and inner skin which offers more protection from the elements but also makes it more time consuming to use, this hive can also be purchased with a 14 x 12 brood chamber or an open mesh floor.
The Commercial hive offers a larger brood area than the National hive, if desired you can use National supers on the Commercial brood chambers as they are easier to carry.
The Modified Dadant hive originally designed in America, it is very similar to the Langstroth hive although the frames are deeper.
The Langstroth hive is the most commonly used hive in the world, in Cedar it can be bought with a Jumbo brood chamber.